A wanted New Yorker is accused of driving drunk in the Hudson Valley.

Over the weekend the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office reported the arrest of a wanted man.

Massachusetts Fugitive Held Ater Felony DWI Arrest In Dutchess County

Dutchess County Sheriff's Office
Dutchess County Sheriff's Office

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office pulled over a driver for allegedly driving drunk on Route 22 in the Town of Dover on Wednesday around 6:30 p.m.

After speaking with the driver, identified as 59-year-old John P. Ballou of Dover Plains, New York, he was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated, police say.

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"During processing, it was discovered that he has previous convictions for DWI and is wanted on an active warrant out of Massachusetts," the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office stated in a press release.

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Ballou was charged by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office with felony, DWI and being a fugitive from justice on the warrant.

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After being processed he was arraigned before the Town of Dover Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail with no bail, pending extradition proceedings in County Court.

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13 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals - January 2024


Police across New York State need help finding these 13 wanted criminals. Can you help? See the full list below:

13 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- January 2024

Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 1/01/2024:

NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.

If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.

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