Four drivers indicted by grand jury

NORWICH – Four individuals will be arraigned June 30 for an array of driving offenses after being indicted by a Chenango grand jury Wednesday.

Fred A. Clarkson will face a three-part indictment including first degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a Class E felony; a count of driving while intoxicated; and operating a motor vehicle while allegedly having a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, another class E felony. The charges brought against him follow an incident that allegedly occurred on May 24 in the Town of McDonough.

It is alleged that Clarkson was driving on a suspended or revoked license and was operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .14 percent, as shown on a chemical analysis. The indictment stated that the defendant was observed swaying as he walked, his speech was slurred, he had bloodshot eyes and there was a strong smell of alcohol on his breath. The defendant has a prior DWI conviction in Cortland County.

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