LAKE PLACID — A Lake Placid man was arrested Feb. 27 after allegedly driving drunk and fleeing the scene of an accident, police said.
On the morning of Feb. 27, Lake Placid Police responded to a one-car motor vehicle accident on Harbor Lane where it was reported the operator of the vehicle was fleeing the accident site, according to press release from the Lake Placid Police Department.
Samuel T. Barclay, 22, was located by police on Interlaken Avenue attempting to run away from them, police said.
Officers caught Barclay and arrested him at 11 a.m. after a brief struggle, police said.
Further investigation revealed that Barclay had allegedly been driving drunk with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.18 percent, police said. Barclay had also allegedly hit a sign on Nash Street shortly before crashing into a snow bank on Harbor Lane, police said. He was also allegedly found to be in possession of marijuana.
Barclay appeared to be uninjured and refused medical treatment, police said.
He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a felony; second-degree obstruction of governmental administration; leaving the scene of a property damage accident; speed not reasonable for conditions; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
He was arraigned in Lake Placid Village Court and released to reappear at a later date, police said.
— By Staff Writers Felicia Krieg and Denise A. Raymo