PERU — A Peru teen faces a felony charge in connection with a driving-while-intoxicated incident, State Police say.

A call to police reported "an intoxicated male walking down the roadway" on Dashnaw Road at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, authorities said in a press release.

Troopers located Christopher W. Besaw, 19, a short distance from his 2010 Ford Edge, it said.

Police said he told them he had been driving from Keeseville towards Peru but had run out of gas.

Besaw's blood-alcohol content was determined to be 0.17 percent; the legal limit is 0.08.

He was charged with DWI and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony.

And Besaw was ticketed for unlicensed operation and an unsafe tire. He was released and will appear in Peru Town Court at a later date and time, police said.

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