Alleged drunk driver hits police car

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Published: Apr. 4, 2023 at 1:49 PM EDT
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POTSDAM, New York (WWNY) - A 42-year-old from Potsdam allegedly had almost three times the legal limit of alcohol in their system when their vehicle struck a police car.

Village police said Ashley Malak was clocked going nearly 20 miles per hour over the speed limit on Pine Street Sunday evening. The speed limit is 30.

Police pulled Malak over and said their vehicle backed into the patrol car.

They said Malak was not wearing a seatbelt and refused to take a breath test.

Malak was taken to the police station, where they were given a breathalyzer test.

Police said they blew a .22 percent blood alcohol content - nearly three times the legal limit.

Malak was ticketed for:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Aggravated DWI (BAC of .18 or higher)
  • Speed in zone
  • No seat belt
  • Refusal to take a breath test
  • Unsafe backing

Malak was released and scheduled to appear in Potsdam Town Court on Wednesday.