Man charged with DWI after walking into trooper's car

Mark Masterson, 50, of Troy, N.Y., received an Aggravated DWI charge from a New York State Police (NYSP) trooper after walking directly into the trooper's parked vehicle at a convenience store in Brunswick, N.Y. Saturday night.

Typically, a driving while intoxicated charge involves a moving vehicle — not a pair of moving feet. But police say 50-year-old Mark Masterson of Troy, New York, walked right into DWI charges Saturday night.

New York State troopers said Masterson received the aggravated DWI charge shortly after pulling into the gas pump area of a convenience store in Brunswick, New York.

According to officials, a trooper driving a marked patrol car stopped to fill his gas tank at the convenience store when he encountered Masterson, the Associated Press reported.

As the trooper filled his car with gas, Masterson got out of his truck and walked directly into the front of the police car, showing what official reports call “obvious signs of intoxication.”

According to a release from NYSP, Masterson was questioned by the trooper and failed several sobriety tests before being taken into custody.

Masterson was processed at the Brunswick barracks where his blood alcohol content was found to be 0.18 percent, more than twice the legal limit, officials told the Associated Press.

Following his arrest, Masterson was issued tickets related to his charges and was later released. Masterson is scheduled to appear in court in Brunswick in the future.

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