DWI - POTSDAM - Village police charged Ashley A. Brothers, 22, of Gouverneur with driving while intoxicated and ticketed her for failure to signal a turn at 2:14a.m. Friday following a traffic stop on Maple Street. Police said the traffic stop was made after an officer observed Brothers fail to signal her turn coming off of Maple Street onto the Clarkson Avenue extension. She reportedly had a blood alcohol content of 0.12 percent. A blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes a DWI in New York state.
Brothers was accompanied by her boyfriend Nigel A. Spahr who became agitated when Brothers was taken into custody. Patrols repeatedly instructed Nigel back into the vehicle and he refused. Nigel was also taken into custody for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Both were transported to the Potsdam Police Department for processing.
RESISTING ARREST - POTSDAM - Village police charged Nigel A. Spahr, 23, of Gouverneur with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and having an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle during the traffic stop at 2:14 a.m. Friday on Maple Street that led to Ashley Brothers DWI charge. Police said Brothers was accompanied by her boyfriend, Spahr, who became agitated when Brothers was taken into custody. Patrols repeatedly instructed Nigel to get back into the vehicle and he refused. He was also released on an appearance ticket.
The Police Department
Friday, Feb. 1, 2012
0204 Verbal warning issued for a subject urinating in public on Elm Street.
0726 Patrol assisted a St. Lawrence County Sheriffs Deputy completing Data Master testing following a DWI arrest.
0933 Mental health complaint. Patrol made contact with the individual who was then transported to Claxton Hepburn for evaluation.
0958 Property check requested and paperwork completed.
1058 Fingerprints requested and completed for a town of Potsdam resident.
1100 Report of a property damage accident in the Canton-Potsdam Hospital parking lot
1334 Report of a property damage accident on Market Street in the vicinity of Pizza Hut.
1406 Potsdam Fire and Patrols dispatched to Potsdam High School for a fire alarm activation.
1641 Mental health incident. Investigation continues.
1830 Report of a burglar alarm at a local business. Patrols dispatched.
1902 Report of an illegally parked vehicle on Maple Street.
2028 Patrols responded to a burglar alarm at a local business.
2049 Cell phone was turned into the police department and was returned to the owner.
2309 Received a call from a subject requesting to go to the hospital for mental health issues.
2339 Traffic stop on Market Street - Verbal warning issued