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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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