Man accused of driving drunk, fleeing the scene of property damage accident

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FONDA, N.Y. – State Police say they have arrested a man for
allegedly driving drunk and causing property damage.

According to authorities, State Police received a report of
a vehicle leaving the scene of a property damage accident in Palatine. The
vehicle hit the sign in front of Tres Locos and left the scene.

Troopers say they found the suspected vehicle in a ditch in
Canajoharie. Inside the vehicle authorities say they found Robert Sweet, 47.

Sweet allegedly failed a standardized field sobriety test and was arrested. He has
been charged
with driving while intoxicated, a Felony, and criminal mischief in the fourth
degree, a misdemeanor.

Sweet
was released on traffic tickets and an appearance ticket.

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