LOWVILLE, NY — Shane M. Boshart, 31, of 6527 Deforest Ave., Glenfield, was charged by Lewis County sheriff’s deputies on June 11 with aggravated driving while intoxicated following a traffic stop on South Street in Lowville.
Mr. Boshart was stopped for driving without headlights and moving from a lane unsafely, deputies said. An open container of Bud Light was observed in the vehicle and deputies noticed an odor of alcohol on his breath, they said. He subsequently failed all field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest.
His blood alcohol content was 0.27 percent, deputies said. A BAC of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication under state law. Aggravated DWI, which carries harsher penalties upon conviction, is charged when the BAC is 0.18 percent or greater.
He was arraigned in Lowville Village Court and sent to the Lewis County Jail with bail set at $1,000 cash. He awaits prosecution in Village Court.