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March 14, 2013

Police Log: March 14, 2013 — Felony arrest

PLATTSBURGH — A Champlain man was arrested March 3 on a probation warrant after he was pulled over by police for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

In the early morning hours of March 3, Plattsburgh City Police were patrolling in the downtown Plattsburgh area, watching pedestrian traffic, said Plattsburgh City Police Capt. Michael Branch.

Officers saw a car driving west on Clinton Street that came to an abrupt stop at the intersection with Oak Street before turning north onto Oak Street, Branch said.

Officers followed and saw the car swerving toward the curb a couple times and correcting back toward the center of the road, he said.

Police pulled over the vehicle on Oak Street just north of Stetson Avenue, Branch said.

Officers could smell the odor of alcohol while they were interviewing the driver, he said.

When his information was entered into their computer, police found Brent Tedford, 22, was wanted on a probation warrant for previous felony charges.

Tedford was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with no priors, a misdemeanor; driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor and unsafe lane change, an infraction.

He was arraigned in City Court and sent to Clinton County Jail. Tedford was released Monday night after posting $500 bail for each charge, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department.

The charges that Tedford was likely on probation for stem from an incident in 2012, Branch said.

On Bailey Avenue, Tedford allegedly physically flipped an officer over.

Tedford later pleaded guilty to third-degree assault and resisting arrest.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg and Contributing Writer Andrea VanValkenburg

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