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Penn Yan man charged with DWI in Hopewell

On Wednesday around 10:12 pm deputies arrested a Penn Yan man for driving while intoxicated after a traffic stop on County Road 10 in Hopewell.

Deputies say Richard R. Lewis, 53, was observed traveling back-and-forth across the roadway, crossing over the fog and center lines multiple times. They say he additionally struck curbing alongside the road.



Lewis was charged with driving while intoxicated, DWI per se, blood-alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, failure to keep right and unlawful possession of marijuana.

He was issued appearance tickets and will answer the charges at a later date.

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