Sheriff: LaGrange Man was Still Driving After 26 License Suspensions
He's had his license suspended over two dozen times and yet he was still driving, that is until last night. Gregory P. Tietje, 36 of LaGrange was arrested by the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, for felony DWI and other charges stemming from a traffic stop on Freedom Rd in LaGrange around 1AM on March 25. He was stopped after a Sheriff’s Deputy observed a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado traveling erratically and with only 1 tail light on Freedom Road.
According to the Dutchess County Sheriff's office, Mr. Tietje was taken into custody for DWI and transported for processing where it was discovered that he had two prior convictions for DWI, 26 suspensions on his license, a suspended vehicle registration, and had been operating the vehicle without a court-ordered interlock device.
Having 1 or more DWI convictions during the past 10 years automatically elevates the current DWI charge a felony. According to the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office, he has been charged with DWI – Class D Felony, aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle 1st, operating with an Interlock Device – Misdemeanor, operating with suspended registration – Misdemeanor, among others.
He was arraigned in LaGrange Town Court and released to the supervision of the Dutchess County Probation Office.