This week, Waterford Police arrested a man after he allegedly got drunk on his birthday, drove home despite that his license was suspended already for driving under the influence, got into a fight with his stepson and then hit his stepson with a car, drove off again and then came back to fight with his stepson some more.
Gary Williams, 53, of 94 Oswegatchie Rd, was charged on Monday at 12:41 p.m. with first-degree reckless endangerment, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while his license was suspend for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, threatening and third-degree assault. Williams was held on $25,000 bond and will appear in court on December 4.
According to court records, Williams has been convicted two other times for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs while already having his license suspended for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. According to his arrest report, Williams told police he drank Monday because it was his 53rd birthday.
According to an arrest report written by Waterford Police Officer Eric Fredricks, Williams drove drunk to his home at 94 Oswegatchie Road on Monday. There, he was confronted by his stepson for drinking while driving, according to the report.
In the midst of the argument, Williams tried to leave the home and drive off in a 2000 Grey Lincoln Continental, according to the report. Williams’ stepson and a woman tried to stop Williams as his stepson stood behind the car and the woman pleaded with him not to drive, according to the report.
Undettered, Williams backed up the car and allegedly hit his stepson in the leg, cutting his stepson’s leg, according to the report. Williams then left the car when it wasn't in park, so his stepson and the woman rushed over and put the car in park, according to the report.
Meanwhile, Williams went over to a white pick-up truck and drove off, according to the report. He then drove back to 94 Oswegatchie Road and began throwing punches at his stepson, according to the report.
At this point, police arrived and took Williams into custody. Williams failed a sobriety test administered by police, saying “I can’t do this, just arrest me” during the middle of it, and then later a Breathalyzer said his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit, according to the report.
While in custody, Williams was confrontational with police, saying he could beat up Waterford Police Officer Nick Surdo, according to the report. He was later arrested on the charges listed above, and will appear in New London court on December 4.