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Man Changing Flat Tire On Route 139 Faces Multiple Charges

Patrick T. McDougal
Patrick T. McDougal Photo Credit: New York State Police

SOMERS, N.Y. – A 32-year-old Mahopac man is facing  multiple charges after a stop on Route 139 in Somers on March 29, state police said.

Patrick T. McDougal was charged with the following: driving while ability impaired by drugs, a Class D felony; aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a Class E felony; criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, resisting arrest, and circumvention of interlock, all Class A misdemeanors.

Troopers responded to assist the Somers Police Department with a motorist changing a flat tire on Route 139.

The Somers Police contacted the State Police for assistance when the driver of the vehicle, McDougal, exhibited signs of impairment, police said.

A subsequent investigation revealed that McDougal was impaired by drugs and in possession of a controlled substance, according to police.

McDougal was charged with felony DWAI when a criminal history revealed two prior DWI related convictions from within the previous 10 years.

Additionally, the defendant was found to be operating the 2010 Subaru with a revoked driver’s license and without a court ordered interlock device. McDougal was issued appearance tickets directing him to appear before the Town of Somers Justice Court.

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