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September 28, 2013

Police Log: Sept. 28, 2013 — Felony arrest

CHAMPLAIN — A Champlain man was charged Thursday with felony drunken driving.

At about 7:30 p.m., troopers pulled over James M. Murphy, 28, on Route 9 in the Town of Champlain for speeding, according to a State Police news release.

After interviewing Murphy, police determined he was intoxicated and arrested him, according to the release.

His blood alcohol was found to be 0.12 percent, State Police said.

Murphy was charged with driving while intoxicated with a previous conviction in the past ten years, a felony; operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or greater, a felony due to his previous conviction; first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony; unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; and speeding, a traffic infraction.

Murphy was released on an appearance ticket for Oct. 3 in Champlain Town Court.

— By Staff Writer Felicia Krieg

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