New Year’s Eve Checkpoints Net Arrests
Local law enforcement agencies are reporting few problems with revelers on New Year’s Eve. Several agencies over the holiday conducted sobriety checkpoints.
38-year-old Tairla Powell of Johnson City is charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breathalyzer test after she was stopped on Main Street in the village.
18-year-old Bryan Novitske of Binghamton has been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of alcohol under the age of 21. He was the passenger in a vehicle that was also stopped at the Main Street checkpoint.
Powell was sent to the Broome County Jail on one-thousand dollars bail. Novitske was issued an appearance ticket for next week in Johnson City Court.