DRYDEN, N.Y. — A Freeville man is facing multiple charges after state police say he was driving drunk and had drugs in his vehicle when pulled over at a sobriety checkpoint.

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Michael E. Ross, 39, was pulled over at 1:59 a.m. Sunday in Freeville on Route 13 in the town of Dryden.

Michael Ross

Police said in a news release that his blood alcohol content was .16 percent, twice the legal limit, which led to a search of his vehicle.

Officials said the search turned up a small amount of LSD, ecstasy, and a pipe with marijuana residue.

Ross is charged with misdemeanors of driving while intoxicated, two counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and a violation for unlawful possession of marijuana.

He was issued tickets and is scheduled to appear Jan. 11 in the town of Dryden court.

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Jolene Almendarez

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