NY man asking police for directions to animal shelter for stray dog gets arrested for DWI

MONROE, N.Y. (AP) — A man who went to a New York village police station seeking help for a stray dog found trouble instead after police say he drove there drunk.

Monroe police say 38-year-old Oleksandr Nayda found a stray Rottweiler and drove to their headquarters around 10 a.m. Saturday to ask for directions to an animal shelter.

But authorities in the Orange County village say the Monroe resident smelled like alcohol and had a 0.17 blood-alcohol content. That's more than twice the legal limit. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

An officer took the dog to the shelter.

Nayda is being held in the county jail on $1,000 bail. Jail officials said Sunday they don't know if he has an attorney.

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Information from: The Times Herald-Record, http://www.th-record.com