Troopers: New York Man Drove Drunk To Turn Himself In

BRUNSWICK, N.Y. (AP) — State police say an upstate New York man was nearly three times the limit for driving while intoxicated when he drove 30 miles to turn himself in to troopers for violating an order of protection.

Troopers say 42-year-old Dominick Lombardi of Pattersonville agreed on Monday to turn himself in at the state police barracks in Brunswick in Rensselaer County. Police say he was highly intoxicated when made the trip from his hometown in western Schenectady County to the trooper barracks outside Troy.

Troopers say Lombardi had a blood-alcohol content of .23 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.

He was charged with criminal contempt and aggravated DWI. Lombardi was arraigned in Brunswick Town Court and released on $300 bail. It couldn’t be determined if he has a lawyer.

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