Deputies: Penn Yan man nearly struck oncoming traffic in Geneva

Deputies say a 58-year-old Penn Yan man was charged with driving while intoxicated after nearly striking oncoming traffic.

The incident took place on State Route 14 in the Town of Geneva, when James L. Reed, 58, of Penn Yan was stopped for speeding and swerving over the center line, nearly striking a vehicle.

He was found to be operating the vehicle in an intoxicated condition and was placed under arrest, according to deputies.

Reed was transported to the Ontario County Jail where he submitted to a test to determine his blood-alcohol level.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated – per se, and reckless driving.

The charges will be answered at a later date.

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