Friday, August 11, 2017

2 Arrested For Leaving Intoxicated Mooers Man

Scales of Justice (public domain)New York State Police have arrested a man, 34, and a woman, 26, both of Mooers, for Criminally Negligent Homicide following an incident the night of March 4, 2017  in which police say the two dropped off Jason Guay, 42, also of Mooers, whose body was found the next morning on State Route 11, approximately 500 feet from his residence.

“Guay was reportedly highly intoxicated, and overnight temperatures had reached approximately -5 degrees Fahrenheit,” according to a statement from the New York State Police announcing the arrests. “These arrests are the result of a five month long investigation in conjunction with the Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie,” State Police said.

An autopsy after Guay’s death determined his death was accidental, due to hypothermia.  Those arrested were arraigned and released, but are scheduled to return to Mooers Town Court September 14th at 4 pm.



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John Warren has been exploring the woods and waters of the Adirondacks for more than 45 years. After a career as a print journalist and documentary television producer he founded Adirondack Almanack in 2005 and co-founded Adirondack Atlas in 2015.

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3 Responses

  1. Peter Klein says:

    This is absurd. Waste if tax payer dollars. But the lawyers will love the chance to make money.

  2. Charlie S says:

    “the two dropped off Jason Guay, 42, also of Mooers, whose body was found the next morning on State Route 11, approximately 500 feet from his residence.”

    How’d you like to have friends like this? Some people weren’t born to think. I am very much reminded of an event that took place when I was a teenager on Long Island. Drugs were a problem back then. Chippy P. was about 19 when he ingested a mix of drugs and alcohol. John G. drove home that night with Chippy passed out in the back seat of his car. John left Chippy in the back seat as he went inside his parents house and crashed for the night. When he woke up in the morning he went to his car to check on Chippy and he was dead. He threw up and choked on his own vomit and this was a very sad affair indeed as Chippy was such a good person caught up in drugs at his young age. John lived right across the street from me and I was up and just stepping out my door when I saw him run into his house after looking into his car. I went over and saw Chippy dead and this event has stayed with me ever since. I still see his young face and I swear I can still hear his voice all these years later (40 years.) Alcohol and drugs and hanging around with the wrong crowd can be a bad mix as we so often learn too late!

    My story is different than the above as Chippy was left in the back seat of a car on a summer night whereas the victim above was left out in subzero temperatures. They should at least penalize them for being ignorant Peter!

  3. Autumn Rock says:

    Well, that’s my town for you.