Phelps man charged with felony DWI after nearly striking patrol car

The Wayne County Office of the Sheriff reports the arrest of a Phelps man for driving while intoxicated after nearly striking a patrol car.

Deputies arrested James W. Walburn III, 26, of Phelps. He was eastbound on Route 31 when he turned north on Whitbeck Road directly in front of a patrol vehicle nearly causing a collision.

Walburn was subsequently arrested for felony driving while intoxicated, having a blood-alcohol content of 0.16 percent, failure to yield the right of way, failure to keep right and no turn signal.

Walburn was released on tickets by the Arcadia Town Judge. He is scheduled to reappear at a later date in the Arcadia Town Court to answer the charges.

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