Man charged after police chase
WARRENSBURG — A Warrensburg man faces two felony charges and numerous lesser counts after he fled from police who tried to stop him as he drove a motorcycle without headlights on Tuesday night, police said.
Tull N. O’Brien, 21, was found to be drunk and driving without a license, which resulted in felony counts of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.
Police said he was spotted riding a dirt bike-style motorcycle on River Street without headlights at 10:20 p.m., and when officers sought to stop him he made a u-turn and fled, going to Milton Street and Library Avenue before he stopped.
Police determined O’Brien was intoxicated, with a blood alcohol content of 0.19 percent, and had at least one prior DWI conviction, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
That resulted in the felony charges, and he was also charged with misdemeanor driving without an ignition interlock device and issued multiple traffic tickets.
He was released pending prosecution in Warrensburg Town Court.
Sheriff’s officers James Riehl, Jeremy Coon and B. Villano handled the case.
Weapons case nets prison sentence
FORT EDWARD — A Vermont man who illegally had two handguns and a switchblade knife when pulled over for driving drunk in Hampton last winter is headed to state prison for up to 2 years.
Steven R. Sady, 32, of Poultney, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, a felony, in connection with an arrest by State Police last January on Route 22A in Hampton.
He was stopped for traffic violations and found to be intoxicated. When he was charged with DWI, police searched his vehicle and found two loaded, unregistered handguns and an illegal switchblade, officials said.
Sady agreed to a plea deal that will include a 2-year state prison term to be followed by 1 1/2 years on parole when he is sentenced Aug. 8 by Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan.
NYC woman indicted in drug case
FORT EDWARD — A New York City woman who police allege was selling heroin and crack cocaine in Kingsbury earlier this year faces eight charges in an indictment handled up recently in Washington County Court.
Stephanie L. Reyes, 35, faces two counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and six counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance in connection with a February police raid at a home on Tracy Road.
As police raided the home, the found a person unconscious from an apparent heroin overdose, and Narcan was used to reverse the overdose.
Seven others were arrested, including the resident of the home who allegedly allowed Reyes to sell drugs there.
That person, Rachel L. Gilligan, 35, was charged with felony criminal nuisance, while the others were charged with misdemeanors.
Reyes pleaded not guilty to the charges and is being held in Washington County Jail pending further court action.