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..