Morning News Briefing
Written by WBTA STAFF on February 4, 2020
Troopers based out of Machias are reporting the arrest of an erratic dump truck driver out of Orleans County.
41 year old Medina resident, Stephen Tagg was taken into custody on counts of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated in a Commercial Vehicle after being stopped by State Police on January 30th.
While Troopers were investigating an erratic operation complaint they discovered a ten-wheel dump truck off the road on Martin Road in Machias.
Tagg was unable to complete standardized field sobriety tests due to his level of intoxication and officers determined he had been operating the vehicle while in an extremely intoxicated condition.
Tagg later recorded a Blood Alcohol Content 0.31% nearly four times the legal limit and was issued appearance tickets for Machias Town Court, for later this month.
Ward Six Councilwoman Rose Mary Christian is hosting a neighborhood meeting tonight at City Hall.
Christian would like to discuss progress of the Crime Task Force and opportunities to organize a neighborhood group to design and improve resident’s safety.
The meeting is being held tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Council Board Room on the 2nd floor of City Hall.
The City Manager, City Police and Fire Chiefs are to be attendance.
A change in party Enrollment Deadline announced by County Elections
The Elections Office is informing voters that enrollment changes are now effective immediately, except for those that are filed between February 15th through June 30th.
Any changes falling in that period will take effect on June 30th. Therefore, the deadline for changing Party enrollment before the Presidential Primary on April 28th and the June 23rd Primary is February 14th.
State Police are once again urging New Yorkers to follow the state’s Move-Over Law.
The legislation requires everyone behind the wheel drive slowly and move one lane over if they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road.
Troopers say 26 State Police vehicles were struck by last year by drivers who didn’t follow the law.
Penalties include a large fine and points on your driver’s license.
The flu is continuing to take a deadly toll in Monroe County. County health officials say four people have lost their lives this season due to complications from the virus.
One child under the age of four passed away in October, while three people ages 75 and older have also died.
As of January 25th, nearly 24-hundred cases of the flu have been confirmed in Monroe County. Doctors are still urging people who haven’t received a flu shot to do so immediately.
The Buffalo Sabres will be back in front of their home crowd tonight in search of a second straight win.
They’re hosting the Colorado Avalanche at Key Bank Center.
Currently, the Sabres are 21 points behind the Boston Bruins in the NHL’s Atlantic Division and 11 points out of a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Faceoff for tonight’s contest is set for 7:00 p.m.