Berkshire County Deputy charged with DWI

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POESTENKILL, N.Y. – New York State police say a Berkshire County Deputy Sheriff out of Pittsfield for allegedly driving drunk and kicking the arresting trooper.

Police say 41-year-old Paula Baratto of Dalton, MA, was observed driving erratically on State Route 351 in the Town of Poestenkill on November 30th.

Baratto failed a sobriety test at the scene and was arrested, charged with Driving While Intoxicated. While being processed at the station in Sand Lake, police say she kicked the arresting trooper, and was subsequently arrested for Harassment 2nd.

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