Queensbury man charged with DWI after hitting patrol car

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A 42-year old Queensbury man faces a DWI charge after he struck a patrol car.

The Warren County Sheriff’s Office says a patrol vehicle was involved in a property damage motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Route 9 and Kendrick Road in the Town of Queensbury Thursday night.

The unit was especially assigned to DWI enforcement and was operated by Patrol Officer T.J. Morse.

Authorities say a 2007 Dodge Nitro, operated by Tom A. Bratis, failed to stop for the stop sign on Kendrick Road after leaving Cumberland Farms and turned left onto Route 9 into the path of the 2011 Ford Crown Victoria.

Tom A. Bratis (Photo: Warren County Sheriff’s Office )
Tom A. Bratis (Photo: Warren County Sheriff’s Office )

Both vehicles suffered extensive damage.

After an investigation, it was found that Bratis was intoxicated. He subsequently submitted to a chemical analysis of his breath and was found to have a BAC of .15 percent of 1 percent.

Bratis’s registration was also found to be suspended. He was issued tickets for DWI, failure to stop for a stop sign, operating with a suspended registration and multiple other traffic infractions.

He was released and will appear in Queensbury Town Court at a later date.

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