Published January 14, 2015
State police say a Hudson Valley man is being held for observation at a hospital after he was arrested for driving with a blood-alcohol level five times the legal limit.
Troopers with the Thruway detail say 36-year-old Brian Tumas of Kingston was pulled over on Interstate 87 Tuesday afternoon when he made an illegal U-turn in the town of Catskill, 30 miles south of Albany.
Troopers charged him with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest.
Police say he was taken to Kingston Hospital after troopers determined his blood-alcohol content was .43 percent, more than five times the .08 level for DWI under state law.
Tumas was given appearance tickets for Catskill Town Court. It wasn't known Wednesday if he has a lawyer