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LEWIS COUNTY- A man from Woodgate, NY is accused of DWI and refusing to cooperate with police officers after crashing his truck into a ditch.

Lewis County Sheriff’s Deputies received a civilian complaint about a vehicle that had been involved in a crash on the Lyons Falls Road in the town of Lyosndale.

The incident was called in Monday evening shortly before 7:30 p.m., deputies said.

Through investigation, authorities determined that Craig S. Kratzenberg, 51, was allegedly intoxicated when he left the roadway in his truck and ended up in a ditch.

He was taken to the Public Safety Building in Lowville, where police say Kratzenberg reportedly refused tests to find out his BAC.

Police charged Mr. Kratzenberg with DWI, uninspected motor vehicle and moving from a lane unsafely.

He was virtually arraigned, where authorities suspended his license pending a future DMV hearing.

Upon his release, deputies further allege that Kratzenberg wandered into a restricted area of the building and refused to cooperate with police commands.

After being physically restrained, deputies say he began grabbing and reaching for the deputy’s duty-belt while he was led to the exit door.

This led to a further struggle, police said.

Once under control, deputies arrested Mr. Kratzenberg again and charged him with resisting arrest, trespass and harassment in the second-degree.

Those charges are returnable to the Village of Lowville Court at a later date.

The sheriff’s office mentioned how the state’s bail reform law prevented authorities from arraigning Kratzenberg on these charges.

In terms of his crash related charges, Kratzenberg is due to address those in the Town of Lyonsdale Court at a later date. 

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