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Police : Ohio man driving drunk on the Thruway, with BAC more than 3 times the legal limit

Ohio man facing charges after State Police say he was driving drunk on the New York State Thruway with a ABC of .25%, which is more than 3 times the legal limit of .08%.

Posted: Oct 7, 2019 10:52 PM

Canastota, N.Y. - State Police say an Ohio man is facing charges after they say he was driving on the New York State Thruway with a blood alcohol level more than three times the legal limit.

State Police say they received a report from a Thruway toll worker at the Canastota exit that a man didn't have enough money to pay the toll, and the worker believed the man may have been intoxicated.

Police say they caught up with the driver, 34-year-old Joel Morris of North Olmstead, Ohio, in Canastota and they say he registered a .25% blood alcohol level.

They also say Morris was in possession of a a 40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun that was not legal here in New York.

Morris is charged with Aggravated DWI and Criminal possession of a weapon.

Morris was arraigned in Village of Canastota Court and remanded to the Madison County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash or bond.

Morris is due back in court on October 24th at 9:00 a.m..

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