Car drives off Route 9 in front of police

HALFMOON, N.Y. – Police say a man has been arrested after driving off of Route 9 in front of a trooper.

Police in Clifton Park say they observed 47-year-old John Schleifer of East Haven, Connecticut drive off the road in the Town of Halfmoon just before 6a.m. on Saturday. The trooper patrolling Route 9 at the time checked the vehicle immediately after, finding Schleifer to be uninjured.

However, Schleifer was found to be under the influence. Police say his BAC level was .12% before being released on tickets.

He is due back in court on a later date.

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