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Drunk driver crashes through embankment, mailboxes, and tree in Penn Yan

A 33-year-old Branchport man was arrested for driving while intoxicated on Wednesday at 1:04 am after an accident, which left multiple homes in Penn Yan without power for four hours.

As residents dealt with no power during the overnight hours on Clinton Street in Penn Yan, officers arrested Robert S. Johns II, 33, of Branchport after he allegedly was traveling faster than the posted speed limit, before leaving the roadway – going through an embankment, striking a mailbox, tree, and other property. Officers say that the area was without power for several hours as crews worked to clean up the scene.

Johns failed field sobriety tests and then failed a chemical breath test later. He was arrested on a variety of charges, including driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, failure to keep right, speed not reasonable, and failure to obey traffic control devices.

Additional charges are pending, according to the Penn Yan Police Department. He will answer the charges at a later date.

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