Fort Drum man charged with DWI, leaving scene of accident in Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Richard D. Wheeler Jr., 21, of 10138 4th Armored Div. Dr., Apt. 311, Fort Drum, was charged by Watertown police at 2:46 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, in the 500 block of Mill Street with driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, unsafe backing, imprudent speed and driving of a motor vehicle on/across a sidewalk.

His blood alcohol content was 0.14 percent, police said. A BAC of 0.08 percent or more is considered proof of intoxication under state law.

He was released to military custody and summoned to appear Jan. 8 in City Court.