State police report DWI arrests

Cortlandville man charged with DWI four times the legal limit

Around 10 a.m. Wednesday, state police in Homer received several complaints from drivers on Interstate 81 that a vehicle traveling northbound was unable to maintain a lane, at times coming to complete stops on the highway and then speeding up.

A trooper located the vehicle in Cortlandville, which was crossing between both lanes.

Police initiated a traffic stop and an investigation revealed that the driver, 38-year-old Matthew T. Shimer, of Cortlandville, was intoxicated.

Shimer was charged with a misdemeanor of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a reported B.A.C. of .29 percent. He was arrested and turned over to a sober third party.

Cortland man charged with DWI in Groton

At around 9:50 p.m. Tuesday, a state trooper monitoring traffic on McLean Road in Groton observed a driver speeding and failing to stop at a stop sign.

An investigation revealed that 48-year-old Shannon A. Lateer, of Cortland, was driving while intoxicated.
Lateer was charged with a misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated with a reported B.A.C. of .11. He was also issued traffic tickets.

Lateer was arrested and released to a sober third party. He is scheduled to appear in Groton Town Court on Oct. 24, 2018.

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