Man charged with DWI, leaving scene

NORTHAMPTON – An intoxicated Mayfield man was arrested Saturday after his car was found in a ditch without him in it, police said.

Christopher R. Downs, 22, of 109 First St., was charged by state police with leaving the scene of a property damage accident, a speed violation, operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content higher than or equal to 0.08 percent, driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony.

Police said they responded to Route 123 where they located a blue Ford Focus in a ditch with no driver. An investigation into the incident led troopers to the location of the driver, Downs, at his residence, who provided a positive breath sample with a BAC of 0.2 percent, authorities said. He was processed without incident and issued appearance tickets for the Town Court later this month.