Man faces DWI charges after alleged hit-and-run

WATERTOWN — A Watertown man faces charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated and running into a man in a yard.

City police charged Patrick L. Collins II, 38, 119 State Plaza, Apt. 1, with DWI, second-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, and driving a motor vehicle on or across a sidewalk at 12:34 a.m. June 28 at 100 Francis St.

Police said Mr. Collins allegedly drove onto the front yard and sidewalk of 691 Mill St. on June 27 and struck William Towsley. He then allegedly continued driving while Mr. Towsley was standing in front of the vehicle. Mr. Collins also drove without a license, which had been revoked for a previous driving while ability impaired conviction.

Mr. Collins had a blood alcohol content of 0.16 percent. State law says a BAC of 0.08 percent or higher constitutes intoxication.

Mr. Collins was released with traffic tickets and an appearance ticket to city court.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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