Pulaski man charged with felony DWI after nearly colliding with trooper patrol car in town of Watertown

WATERTOWN, NYScott B. Goodrich, 47, Pulaski, was charged by state police Wednesday night, Dec. 12, with felony driving while intoxicated and a move over law violation.

Two State Police marked patrol cars, with their emergency lights activated, were parked along the shoulder on Ives Street Extension Road in the town of Watertown conducting an investigation.

Troopers observed a Toyota pickup truck approaching the patrol cars from behind traveling at a high rate of speed. The pickup truck then screeched its tires before almost colliding with the rear of the marked State Police patrol vehicle, troopers said.

Troopers stopped the pickup truck and interviewed the driver, Scott B. Goodrich, who exhibited signs of intoxication and was subsequently placed under arrest, police said.

His blood alcohol content was 0.17 percent, troopers 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 more.

The DWI charge is a felony due to a prior DWI conviction within the past 10 years, troopers said.

Goodrich was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear 9 a.m. Dec. 20 in the Town of Watertown Court.