Area Police News: May 16, 2012
New York State Police investigated a fatal car/motorcycle vehicle collision which occurred on May 12 at approximately 5:30 p.m. at the intersection state Route 10 and Falls Mills Road in the Town of Delhi. State police report that Betsy K. Clark, 48, of Delhi was operating a 2005 Subaru on Falls Mills Road when she attempted to make a left turn from Falls Mills Road onto Route 10 when she collided with a 2001 Triumph motorcycle being operated by Joshua A. Turan, 22, of Leeds. Police say Turan had been southbound on Route 10 at the time of the accident.
Turan suffered severe injuries as a result of the collision and was pronounced deceased at the scene. The New York State Police Troop “C” Collision Reconstruction Unit assisted at the scene. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.
Holly Perofsky-Augi, 57, of Jefferson was arrested by state police on May 10 and charged with DWI after police say they witnessed her strike a guardrail on Lake Street in Stamford.
Police say they charged Perofsky-Augi when her blood alcohol content allegedly tested .09 percent.
She was issued an appearance ticket returnable in Town of Harpersfield Justice Court on May 28 at 7 p.m.
Frederick W. Black, 42, of Stamford was arrested by state police on May 8 on a bench warrant issued by the Town of Stamford Justice Court charging him with failure to pay a previously levied fine.
Black was arraigned, paid $50 of the $175 fine he owed, and was released to reappear later.
Kathryn Keen, 44, of North Blenheim was arrested by state police on May 11 and charged with passing a stopped school bus on Route 10 in the Town of Jefferson.
Keen was issued a ticket returnable in the Town of Jefferson Justice Court on June 4 at 7 p.m.
Michael J. Derbyshire, 19, of Staten Island was arrested by state police on May 12 and charged with DWI after he allegedly hit an embankment at the intersection of Arbor Hill and Sherwood roads in the Town of Delhi.
Derbyshire was arraigned in the Town of Delhi Justice Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear at a later date.