Police: Western New York man's blood-alcohol content was nearly 5 times over limit for DWI

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HOPEWELL, New York — Authorities say a 44-year-old man's blood-alcohol content was nearly five times over the legal limit for driving while intoxicated when he hit a tractor-trailer and fled the scene.

The Ontario County Sheriff's Office tells local media that a truck driver spotted Timothy Ruthven driving recklessly Tuesday afternoon in the town of Hopewell, 30 miles southeast of Rochester.

When Ruthven pulled to the side of the road, the trucker attempted to use his rig to block him in. Deputies say Ruthven then drove off, hitting the trucker as he stood outside his rig talking to 911 dispatchers. The trucker wasn't injured.

Deputies later arrested Ruthven at his home in nearby Stanley. Police say his BAC was .39 percent, well over the legal limit of .08 percent.

It couldn't be determined if he has a lawyer.

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