Backhoe while intoxicated

Your weekend was probably boring in comparison: Albany police say they arrested a man on Central Ave Friday night for DWI -- on a backhoe. Press release post jump. News10 has pics from the traffic stop.

APD: DWI Arrest in Backhoe
Albany police arrested a 44 year old Troy man last night for operating a backhoe on Central Avenue while he was intoxicated.
On February 1, 2013 at approximately 8:30 p.m., Officer Michael Romano Jr. observed a large yellow backhoe traveling eastbound on the 400 block of Central Avenue that was violating several vehicle and traffic laws.
The officer conducted a traffic stop of the backhoe and during the course of his investigation learned that the operator, Jesus Ofarril, of Troy, was intoxicated. He was arrested at the scene without incident.
It is believed that he only travelled a short distance before being stopped.
Ofarril's blood alcohol content was 0.18%.
He was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated and Aggravated Unlicensed Operator 1st.
He was also ticket for several vehicle and traffic violations.
He was arraigned this morning in the Albany City Criminal Court.

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