SCHOHARIE COUNTY – A Richmondville drunken driving suspect attacked first responders after a crash final week within the city of Seward, state police mentioned.
The suspect, Liam M. O’Connor, 37, of Richmondville, was charged with one depend of second-degree assault, in addition to misdemeanor driving whereas intoxicated, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest, troopers mentioned.
The incident occurred simply earlier than 9 p.m. Wednesday when state police responded to a one-car crash on the intersection of Route 165 and Route 10 in Seward, troopers mentioned.
The investigation decided O’Connor had been touring east on Route 165 when he did not cease at a cease signal and hit a guardrail on the jap shoulder. His car then continued right into a pasture, the place he struck a livestock fence. Pace is believed to have been an element, troopers mentioned.
The responding trooper then detected alcohol on O’Connor’s breath and noticed indicators of impairment, state police mentioned.
Paramedics additionally responded to the scene to deal with O’Connor for accidents from the crash, however O’Connor “violently resisted arrest tried to kick a Schoharie County Sheriff’s Deputy and firefighters once they assisted in placing O’Connor in a patrol automobile” for transport to the state police barracks, troopers mentioned.
As soon as on the station, O’Connor was given and failed discipline sobriety assessments. He additionally offered a breath pattern that examined at a BAC of 0.14 %, above the authorized restrict of 0.08, troopers mentioned.
He was arraigned and ordered held to return to court docket later.