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December 16, 2013

Police Log: Dec. 16, 2013 — Felony arrest

SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake man faces multiple charges following a traffic stop early Saturday.

According to Saranac Lake Village Police, Robert M. Woods, 33, was stopped by officers on Brandy Brook Lane for operating a vehicle with a loud exhaust.

An investigation revealed Woods was intoxicated at the time, police said, and was driving with a suspended drivers licence and suspended registration. 

In addition, he refused to submit to a roadside breath screening device, according to police. 

Woods was arrested at 3:35 a.m. and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a previous conviction within the past 10 years, both felonies.

He was also charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and operation with a suspended registration, both misdemeanors, as well as operating a vehicle with a loud exhaust and failure to submit to a roadside breath screening instrument. 

After being arraigned in Village Court, Woods posted $1,500 cash bail and was released to a third party. 

He is expected to reappear in court at a later date. 

— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Ashleigh Livingston and Contributing Writers Chris Fasolino and Amy Heggen

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