Police: Man drove drunk with kids in car

A local man faces multiple charges after he allegedly threatened another man with a knife and drove drunk with a car full of young children.

Gregory G. Matteson, 28, of South Williams Street, was arrested Saturday and charged with second degree menacing and driving while intoxicated, both misdemeanors. He was also charged with felony aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger in the vehicle.

Police were called to a West Street resident after receiving reports of two subjects fighting. During the incident, Matteson is alleged to have threatened another man with a knife. He then fled the area with four children, ages nine months to five years, in the car.

When police found Matteson, they determined he was under the influence of alcohol and he failed subsequent field sobriety and chemical tests. Police said he registered a blood alcohol content of .23 percent, nearly three times the legal threshold for driving a vehicle.

Witnesses to the incident on West Street confirmed having seen Matteson drive a vehicle with the children present inside.

Matteson was arraigned in Dresden Town Court and released to appear in court at a later date.

The case was handled by patrolmen Randolph Bevins and Richard Rizzo.



Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Northshire Freepress – 11/20/15

Weekender – 11/20/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 11/20/15

North Country Freepress – 11/20/15

North Country Freepress – 11/13/15

Northshire Freepress – 11/13/15

Lakes Region Freepress – 11/13/15

Weekender – 11/13/15

Classifieds 11/11/15

Super Bowl champs ready for state quarterfinal


By Dan King It was 26 years in the making, but the Whitehall Railroaders can once again call themselves Section […]

A bargain price: Scotties’ up for sale


By Jamie Norton If you’ve ever wanted to run a business in downtown Granville, now may be the perfect time […]

Bridge opening sooner than anticipated

Bridge construction pic

By Jamie Norton Because of a stretch of consistently good weather this fall, the refurbished Church Street bridge may reopen […]