New York state passed “Social Host” laws a few years ago, that made it illegal for parents to host parties where underage alcoholic drinking in their homes.  Dave Ramsey of the Delaware county alcohol & drug abuse council explains the law, as part of the recognition of April as “Alcohol Awareness Month”:


(Dave Ramsey 4-2-13)


Ramsey said that brain research in recent years shows that the brain does not reach its peak until around age 25, and the entering of alcohol to the brain prior to the age leads to cognitive difficulties and the stunting of an individual reaching their full potential.  More information is available by calling the council at 746-8300.


State Troopers arrested 45-year-old Edward Ladd of Binghamton for Driving While Intoxicated with a BAC of .16%, twice the legal limit. The arrest followed a traffic stop on Interstate 88 for Failure to Move Over for an Emergency Vehicle; Ladd was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Fenton Court on April 18th.


State Troopers arrested 51-year-old Eve Pierson of Cooperstown for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. The arrest resulted from a 911 complaint of an erratic operator on State Route 28 in Milford; Pierson was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Milford Court on April 16th.


NYSEG reminds contractors and customers to call Dig Safely New York at 811 to have underground facilities marked before beginning any excavation work. Every year, there are dozens of incidents of third-party damage of NYSEG’s underground natural gas and electric facilities. These incidents can put people’s lives in danger, are costly and can interrupt essential utility service.  More information is available at 1-800-962-7962 or at www.digsafelynewyork.com.


Delaware County Deputies arrested 24-year-old Kyle Alverson of Delhi for 3rd degree Criminal Mischief, following an incident on Glen Burnie Rd in the town of Delhi, Alverson released on an appearance for April 9th, in the Town of Delhi Court.


Binghamton police arrested 31-year-old Bryan Coole of Binghamton following traffic stop.  Police confiscated 20 bags of heroin from Coole’s car during the traffic stop, he was charged with 3rd degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and is scheduled to be arraigned the City of Binghamton Court.


Democratic State Senator Malcolm Smith of Queens, New York City Councilman Dan Halloran and Republican County Chairmen Joseph Savino of the Bronx and Vincent Tabone of queens, were arrested today by the FBI, for allegedly hatching a scheme to allow smith to run for New York City mayor under the less populated republican line.  Smith Is accused of arranging for a real estate developer to fund bribes, and Halloran is accused of negotiating the payments to be $40,000, the developer was actually an undercover officer.  More arrested are anticipated shortly.  Smith previously served as the state senate majority leader, he scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Westchester County.



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