Teen charged with drunk driving by deputies following rollover

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TOWN OF CROGHAN — A Lewis County teenager has been charged with drunken driving after leading law enforcers on a short pursuit very early Sunday morning, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they attempted to pull over Jared F. Pominville, 19, of Croghan, for a traffic infraction near Route 812 at about 1:16 a.m. Sunday, and he instead hit the gas and took off.

The sheriff’s deputies said they pursued Pominville a
short distance until he lost control on a bend in the roadway and his vehicle rolled off the shoulder.

Pominville had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Croghan Fire Department, the sheriff’s deputies added.

The deputies said that the teenager was uninjured and was taken into custody after he was freed from the vehicle.

Pominville is charged with one count each of driving while intoxicated, possession of alcohol under the age of 21, failure to keep right, failure to comply, unreasonable speed, an open container violation and one count of unlawful possession of fireworks, authorities stated.

Pominville was arraigned in court and was released on his own recognizance, the law enforcement officials said.

Pominville is scheduled to reappear in court to answer the charges, according to the
deputies.

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