PERU — A Peru man was charged with a felony after being stopped Tuesday evening.

According to State Police, around 6:30 p.m., a vehicle driven by Shane M. Fordham, 27, of Peru, was stopped on Brand Hollow Road for allegedly speeding at 63 mph in a posted 50 mph zone.

Fordham was then arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Police said he had a blood alcohol content of 0.19.

Fordham was found to have a prior conviction for DWI and as a result, he was charged with felony aggravated DWI.

Fordham was also ticketed for speeding.

He was arraigned at the Peru Town Court and remanded to the Clinton County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail, or $2,000 bond.


KEESEVILLE — Three people were charged Wednesday with allegedly making methamphetamine at a home in Keeseville.

According to State Police, Brandon K. Carter, 37, and Roger B. Robare Jr., 56, both of Keeseville and Mary K. Burnell, 31, of Champlain, were all charged with third-degree unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine, a felony.

Robare was additionally charged with unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material, also a felony, and Carter and Burnell were additionally charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

All three were arraigned in the AuSable Town Court and remanded to the Clinton County Jail.

The New York State Police Contaminated Crime Scene Emergency Response Team secured the scene.


NORTH ELBA — A Keene man was charged with driving while intoxicated twice in about four hours early Wednesday morning.

According to State Police, about 2:43 a.m., police conducted a traffic stop on Route 73 in the town of North Elba on a 2014 BMW, after it nearly struck a State Police patrol vehicle, traveling in opposite lanes.

The operator, 48-year-old Brooks O. Bishop, of Keene, was arrested for DWI.

Bishop refused to submit to chemical testing to determine the drug and/or alcohol content of his blood, police said.

He was charged with DWI, and further ticketed for failure to keep right, moved from lane unsafely, depositing refuse on a highway, and refusal to take a breath test.

Bishop was arraigned in the Town of North Elba Court where he was released on his own recognizance.

Later that morning at about 6:40 a.m., police encountered Bishop again on another traffic stop for depositing refuse on a highway on State Route 73, in the town of North Elba, police said.

Bishop was again placed under arrest for DWI.

He again refused to submit to a chemical test and was charged with DWI, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, refusal to take a breath test, and depositing refuse on a highway.

Bishop was arraigned in the Town of North Elba Court and was released on $3,000 cash bail.

— By Editor-in-Chief Joe LoTemplio