Driver arrested after items fall off truck

MACHIAS, N.Y. (WIVB) – New York State Police said they made a drunk driving arrest Sunday, after items fell off a pickup truck. Police were called to Route 16, in Machias, because of the debris in the roadway.

When police arrived on the scene, a volunteer firefighter was already in the road directing traffic around the items. Police said the pickup driver, 57-year-old Patrick J. Paugh, was drunk.

His blood alcohol content was allegedly .09 percent. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

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