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Source: Lewis County Sheriff’s Office

Greig- A 26 year old Lowville man is facing felony DWI and several other charges after side-swiping and fleeing from a patrol vehicle.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Deputies say on August 20, at 2:15pm, a patrol vehicle was side-swiped by a 2013 white Ford Focus on the Eatonville Road. The suspect quickly sped off and attempted to flee from police, however was apprehended a short time later on the Greig Road. Police identified the suspect as Corey J. Noftsier, who was reportedly driving with a six-year-old child.

Patrols administered field sobriety tests on the scene and also utilized a drug recognition expert, who evaluated Noftsier and determined he was allegedly impaired by drugs at the time of the accident with the sheriff’s patrol car. Corey was charged with Felony DWI (Leandra’s Law), Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Auto Accident, Failure to Keep Right and Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

He was processed at the Sheriff’s Office, arraigned in the Town of Greig Court and remanded to the Lewis County Jail on $3,500 cash, or $5,000 bond. No injuries were reported.

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