Drug Defendant Raises Middle Fingers To Chenango County Courtroom, Gets Remanded To Jail
Published: October 31st, 2017
By: Hannah Benjamin

NORWICH – A Greene man was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility after making an inappropriate hand gesture in court, allegedly directing it at District Attorney Joseph McBride and the courtroom, following his arraignment on Monday.

Chad J. Shields, 47, made the inappropriate gesture as he was leaving the courtroom to be drug-tested by Drug Court Coordinator James Everard.

The drug-test request was the result of Judge Frank B. Revoir Jr. initially asking Shields what substances he thought were in his system. Judge Revoir went on to ask if he knew what the drug court would find if he were to be tested immediately, with Shields answering alcohol and marijuana.

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"I drink so much alcohol that I don't know what drugs I do, that's all I can say," Shields went on to say.

During the arraignment, Judge Revoir asked Shields if he was intoxicated with Shields answering "No." After the incident, Revoir told Shields he wasn't convinced that he was not intoxicated based on his behavior.


The Evening Sun

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