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Serial DWI offender arrested again

SCHAGHTICOKE - On June 6th, State Police in Brunswick arrested Franklin Lewis, 45, of Stillwater, for felony driving while intoxicated. 

Lewis was observed on River Rd in the Town of Schaghticoke driving without a headlamp.  When the trooper stopped his vehicle he observed an open alcohol container and detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Lewis’ breath.  Lewis failed the field sobriety tests and was transported back to the Brunswick barracks where he tested at a .08% blood alcohol content. 

Lewis was found to not have a driver’s license and additionally his operating privilege was revoked due to previous Driving While Intoxicated arrests. 

Because Lewis has been convicted of a felony DWI in the past, this current charge was upgraded to a class D felony.  He was also charged with aggravated unlicenced operation 1st, a class E felony.  Lewis was sent to the Rensselaer County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash/bond.  A person convicted of a class D felony can receive up to a $10,000 fine and imprisonment up to 7 years.