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Police: Penn Yan driver charged with DWI after going 50 in a 30 mph zone

The Penn Yan Police Department reports the arrest of a 21-year-old resident on charges related to intoxicated driving in the village.

Following a traffic stop on Benham Street in the village for speeding Skylar Christensen, 21, of Penn Yan was charged with DWI, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, and speed in zone.


Police say he was traveling 50 mph in a 30 mph zone, resulting in the traffic stop. Upon investigation it was determined that Christensen was intoxicated, which was verified by chemical test.

He will answer the charges at a later date.



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