Driver accused of DWI, resisting arrest


LOWVILLE — A Lewis County man registered a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit after getting into a fight with a sheriff’s deputy, according to law enforcement officials.

Sheriff’s deputies said they were assisting with traffic control at a structure fire call at about 12:51 a.m. Sunday on South State Street when one deputy was approached by 32-year-old Raymond L White.

The law enforcement officials said that White, of 7499 S. State St., lived down the street from the scene of the fire.

While speaking with the
deputy at the intersection of South State, River and Stowe streets, authorities said they determined that White was intoxicated.

Deputies said White failed
several field sobriety tests.

White was told he would be taken into custody, and authorities said White started fighting with the deputy. Authorities said the deputy suffered a minor injury to his hand.

White later registered a blood alcohol content of 0.18%, more than twice the legal threshold of 0.08%, deputies stated.

White is charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated DWI, resisting arrest, second-degree harassment, breath test refusal and uninspected motor vehicle, deputies said.

He was released on an appearance ticket for Village Court to answer the charges, according to the law enforcers.


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