Trumansburg Police Officer on patrol was notified by county dispatch of an intoxicated male at Trumansburg Wine and Spirits on NYS Rt 96 operating a red Hundai and that he may be intoxicated as he had fallen to the ground. The man had been in the store but the clerk had refused to sell him any liquor do to his intoxication. The man was now geting into the car and leaving.according to two witnesses.
Trumansburg Police responded and saw the man driving out of the parking lot preparing to go onto RT 96. The officer observed the red Hyundau cross way over the centerline and the officer activated his emergency lights before there was a head-on collision.
The male smelled strongly of alcoholic beverage and was asked to step out of the car to perform sobriety tests which he failed. The man, STEVEN G STRAIGHT AGE 64 OF 597 Enfield Center Road was arrested and later released to a sober third party. His case is pending in Ulysses Court.
He was brought to the Trumanaburg Police station where he consented to take a blood alcohol test a with results of .15%BAC. He was released to a sober third party. His case is ongoing in Ulysses Court