Police say drunk driver was going 31mph over speed limit in Verona

46-year-old Alfred E. Wehrle of Utica is facing a DWI charge

TOWN OF VERONA (WSYR-TV) - Police say a drunk driver was going 31 miles per hour over the speed limit when he was stopped by a trooper early Saturday morning.

46-year-old Alfred E. Wehrle of Utica was pulled over on State Route 365 in the Town of Verona around 2:20 a.m.

Troopers say they could smell the odor of alcohol on his breath as they spoke to Wehrle.

After a sobriety test showed intoxication, Wehrle was taken to the barracks where a breath test determined he had a blood alcohol content of .17%. 

Wehrle was ticketed for DWI, Driving with a BAC of .08% or greater, and speeding. 


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