Drunk driver attempts to evade police in Penn Yan

A drunk driver was taken into custody in Yates County after attempting to evade police.

Police arrested Daniel Matthews Jr., 36, of Dresden for DWI, driving with a BAC over 0.08%, reckless driving, speeding, moving from lane unsafely, and refusing to submit to a roadside breath test.




According to a news release, officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop as the vehicle Matthews was operating turned into Hamilton Place, but he evaded.

Matthews left the road and tried driving across the railroad tracks, which resulted in the vehicle sustaining heavy damage.

When finally taken into custody- Matthews was found to be intoxicated. He was processed without further incident.

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