September 16, 2013

Police Log: Sept. 16, 2014


NORTH ELBA — A Keene woman was arrested for allegedly driving drunk with a child in her vehicle. 

According to State Police based in Ray Brook, at 6:43 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a report of a two-car property-damage accident in the parking lot of Desperados restaurant on Saranac Avenue. 

The accident, police said, occurred when 42-year-old Joanne L. Baldwin hit another vehicle while attempting to park in the establishment’s parking lot. 

She allegedly told officers she couldn’t see the other vehicle, which she was pulling up next to, because the sun was in her eyes. 

Baldwin, who had a child in her car at the time of the accident, was determined to be intoxicated at the scene, according to police. 

She was arrested at 7 p.m. and charged with driving while intoxicated, a class U misdemeanor; aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle, a class E felony under Leandra’s Law; and unsafe backing of a vehicle, an infraction. 

Baldwin was arraigned in Town Court and released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to reappear on Monday, Sept. 30.  


SARANAC LAKE — A Saranac Lake man was injured Saturday in a motorcycle accident. 

Joshua P. Whitty, 23, was riding his motorcycle on McKenzie Pond Road at about 4:49 p.m. when he allegedly hit a patch of sand, causing his bike to spin out. 

He suffered from a broken left hand and contusions to his arms and legs as a result of the accident, according to State Police based in Ray Brook, and was transported to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake for treatment. 

Police said tickets will be issued in the case, although they had not been as of Sunday afternoon. 


PLATTSBURGH — A Lake Placid woman involved in a one-car rollover accident in the Town of AuSable was in stable condition at CVPH Medical Center Sunday. 

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