Utica man accused of drunk driving on Thruway

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TOWN OF SALINA — A Utica man registered a blood alcohol content of nearly three times the legal limit on the Thruway in Onondaga County, according to law enforcement officials.

State police said Jon M. Pilipczuk, 39, was found in his vehicle on the side of the Thruway having crashed into a sign at about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Troopers said Pilipczuk registered a blood alcohol content of 0.21 percent, nearly three times the legal threshold of 0.08 percent.

Pilipczuk is charged with one count of aggravated driving while intoxicated and several vehicle and traffic violations, troopers stated.

He was released on an appearance ticket to Town Court for Jan. 24, the law enforcement
officials added.

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