Police: Town Supervisor’s son faces ENCON charges

GUILDERLAND, N.Y. – Police say the Colonie Town Supervisor’s son faces several charges from the Guilderland Police Department as well as ENCON.

According to police, on Friday around 12:30 a.m., an officer observed a vehicle shining a spotlight out the window on Wormer Road. The vehicle then fled the scene but was stopped shortly after.

Paul Mahan, 37, was charged with failure to keep right, failure to stay in a single lane, operating a vehicle without insurance, and operating a vehicle with registration suspended. Paul is the son of Paula Mahan, the Colonie Town Supervisor.

Mahan was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after police found pills in his possession.

Police say they determined that Mahan was using the spotlight t spot a deer and he also had a bow in his possession.

NYS ENCON Police responded to the scene and also charged Mahan with ENCON charges for use of artificial light with an uncensored crossbow and use of artificial light on lands within 500 feet of a dwelling.

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