State Police said they would be looking out for both impaired and distracted driving during Memorial Day weekend.
Friday night at 6:38 p.m., State Police got several calls for a speeding gray Buick and ran radar on the car. It was going south on the Northway in Malta, clocked at 102 mph, changing lanes back and forth in heavy traffic. One 911 caller was an off-duty State Trooper.
A sergeant for the State Police was in the area of Exit 12 and witnessed the Buick changing lanes in heavy traffic, police said in a statement. Jared Tenace, 23, of Scotia was pulled over and arrested for misdemeanor reckless driving, misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance and numerous traffic citations. Tenace was processed at the Malta barracks by a Clifton Park Interstate Trooper, ticketed and is due in Malta court.
State Police also arrested a woman for D.W.I. after she didn’t turn down her high beams while driving in Schaghticoke. Authorities say Amanda Andritz, 31, of Buskirk was stopped while driving her 2009 Mitsubishi on State Route 67.
She failed the field sobriety tests and was taken to the Brunswick Trooper barracks where she tested at a .11% Blood Alcohol Content, police said. Andritz was released and due back in Schaghticoke court at a later date.
State Police also charged a Troy man with D.W.I., refusal to take a breath test and marijuana and cocaine possession when he was stopped early Saturday on Morrison Avenue in Brunswick. Police say he was first stopped “for having inadequate tail lamps.”
Christopher Trong, 25, of Troy is charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Refusing to take a Breath Test, Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Trong smelled of an alcoholic beverage and failed field sobriety tests, police said. He was taken to the Brunswick Trooper barracks where he refused to take a breath test. He was arraigned and sent to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $500 cash/$2500 bond.