New York State Trooper Arrested for DWI After Crashing his Car

Published On March 8, 2013 | By Davy V. | Articles

By Davy V.

For New York State Trooper Martin T. McClellan, who has made countless DWI arrests in his career, it’s ‘Do as I say, not as I do’, when it comes to driving while intoxicated.

That’s because on February 28, 2012, the 30-year old McClellan, of Rochester, NY, made a decision to put innocent lives at risk by getting behind the wheel of his vehicle, drunk.

McClellan crashed his vehicle on Interstate 490 in the town of Gates, NY.

The off-duty McClellan suffered a broken leg in the one-car crash.

McClellan’s blood alcohol content was .18, more than three times the legal limit, and in fact reached the level of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.

As a result of the injuries he suffered in the crash, McClellan is on extended sick leave.

He was issued tickets and has been charged with Aggravated DWI.

 

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Davy V. is a Cuban-American Filmmaker, Video Producer, Photographer and Freelance Writer, best known for using the power of video and film to expose Police Brutality, Corruption and Misconduct. The son of the late Mario Vara, a community activist who for years fought against Police Brutality and Misconduct in Rochester, New York, Davy V. got his start in Television and Video by tagging along and working camera for his father's cable access television show, "La Voz Del Pueblo" (The Voice of The People). Davy V. later went on to produce and host "KEEP IT ON THE REEL", a cable access TV show with a mix of Hip Hop as well as issues affecting African-Americans and Latinos in Rochester, NY, such as Police Brutality and Misconduct. Some guests on the show included Treach, KayGee and Vinnie of Naughty by Nature, Method Man, Funkdoobiest, Da Youngstas, and the Rottin' Razkals. Davy V. won the U.S. ACM Video Festival Award for his Documentary, "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" about the Rochester, New York Police Department and their long history of misconduct, corruption and unnecessary killings of unarmed innocent citizens. "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" and Davy V.'s follow up, "R.P.D.: Badges of DISHONOR, CORRUPTION and MURDER!" were both screened at the National Hip Hop Political Convention at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Davy V.'s work has been featured in publications such as THE SOURCE Hip Hop Magazine, URBAN AMERICA Magazine, The Ave. Magazine, Insider Magazine, La Voz Newspaper, Minority Reporter Newspaper, CNY LATINO Newspaper, DOWN Magazine, as well as on television news stations, and programs such as CNN and Inside Edition. In addition to his freelance writing, Davy V. also writes a monthly Op/Ed Column for LA VOZ Magazine and Minority Reporter Newspaper. In June 2012, Davy V. joined Cop Block as a regular contributor.
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  • Shawn

    At least he was charged with DWI. Having cops make mistakes doesn’t make cops dirty. It is when cops refuse to police, and fight the efforts of others to police them, that they become dirty.

  • t.

    Nice to another story of the police doing it right. Thanks Davy. You finally focused on the something true but the. Of course had to add the stupid to it. Figures.

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  • Average Citizen

    Did he atleast get suspended without pay?

  • Lakewood_in_Afghanistan

    He’s on “extended sick leave”. You know, paid vacation.

  • Accountability

    Lets keep track of this one because I’d be willing to bet that this slowly fades away and his charges somehow get reduced to almost nothing. Contact MADD and any other group. Hell,….lets get a bunch of folks who were pulled over by him for DUI to take the ball and run with this one. I know I would.

  • t.

    This is one of those places where then police a treated a lot different then anyone else. No other profession would an employee even face suspension just because of an arrest (now some may lose their jobs due to driving privilege suspension… but that’s different). But just because he is accused of a crime…doesn’t mean he did it. Even though he is a cop…he’s still innocent until proven guilty.
    As for how the charges go in court….I guess I’d just tell you tomgomwatch what happens in every court room in the country everyday. Charges come and go all the time, reduced…dismissed. not because he is a cop…happens for everyone.

  • BluEyeDevil

    T.,
    YOUR POST IS WRONG AND IN FACT AN OUT RIGHT LIE. DOCTORS, LAWYERS, MILITARY, FIREMEN, BUSINESS AND FINANCIAL PROFESSIONALS, AND ALL KINDS OF PROFESSIONS ARE HELD TO NOT ONLY ETHICAL BUT PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS THAT THEY CAN BE HELD TO HIRE STANDARD THAN A PERSON NOT IN THAT PROFESSION. SHUT UP MAN, ONCE AGAIN YOU LOOK STUPID AND BIASED. CRY ME A RIVER FUCKER, IF YOU DON’T LIKE IT, YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A PIG, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. DOESN’T IT GET OLD TRYING TO JUSTIFY THE SAME BEHAVIOR THAT I AM SURE YOUR A PARTY TOO? ISN’T IT DRAINING TO HAVE TO LIVE A LIFE OF RIDICULE AND EMBARRASSMENT? YOU AND THOSE IN YOUR PROFESSION HAVE DONE IT TO YOURSELVES AND ARE NOTHING MORE THESE DAYS THAN A DISGRACE.

  • Backfire

    “McClellan’s blood alcohol content was .18, more than three times the legal limit, and in fact reached the level of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated.”

    Legal limit = .08
    .08*3= .24

    Someone needs to go back to school and take a basic math class…

  • t.

    Devil: As usual, you sound like a fool. None of those professionals would lose their job simple because of a DUI. Teachers would probably be the closest. I didn’t say that he wouldn’t it shouldn’t lose his jib if convicted. Heck, a guy I worked with quit the next morning when he got a DUI. I was just answering to the stupidity put forward about the suspension and the fact that he shouldn’t be fired just because of the arrest. He hasn’t been convicted and he may not be. But as usual….the dumb in your head blinded you. Buts that’s OK.

  • BluEyeDevil

    T.,
    THAT IS A GODDAMN LIE AND YOU KNOW IT. FUCK YOUR STUPID MAN. PEOPLE LOSE THEIR JOBS ALL THE TIME FOR BREAKING THE ……..LAW…….. IN MY OPINION HE SHOULD LOSE HIS JOB FOR KNOWING BETTER. REMEMBER IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE. HAVING SAID THAT; IF A DOCTOR BREAKS THE …..LAW….. THEY CAN BE NOT ONLY SUED BUT CHARGED CRIMINALLY AND LOSE THEIR LICENSE TO PRACTICE, A LAWYER CAN BE DISBARRED FOR BREAKING THE …..LAW….., A TEACHER, A MILITARY MAN (WHO TAKES AN OATH AND IS ALWAYS HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN THE GENERAL PUBLIC), FIREMAN, HELL THEIR ARE SOME MEDICAL PROFESSIONS THAT ARE HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN THE COPS AND HAVE NO ……UNION….. TO BACK THEM UP. I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT BECAUSE MY MOTHER WORKS IN THIS TYPE OF PROFESSION. YOUR JUST A BIASED CRYBABY TURD TRYING TO DEFEND WHAT IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE EVIDENT. THAT IS TRANSPARENCY. YOU HATE THAT DON’T YOU. YOU GOVERNMENT WORKER TYPES LOVE TRANSPARENCY WHEN IT SUITS YOU BUT DON’T LIKE IT TO MUCH WHEN THE SHOE IS ON THE OTHER FOOT. AGAIN DON’T BREAK THE …….LAW…….AND YOU WILL NEVER HAVE TO DEFEND ANOTHER GOON WITH A BADGE AND A GUN.
    NOW AS FAR AS ME BEING STUPID OR SOME HOW LESS INTELLIGENT THAN YOU. LET ME JUST SAY THIS; I AM UNIVERSITY EDUCATED, I SERVED IN THE MILITARY …..INTELLIGENCE…….AND NOT THAT SUPPORT INTELLIGENCE, BATTLE FIELD INTELLIGENCE MY FRIEND, I RUN MY OWN BUSINESS, BY MYSELF EXCEPT FOR MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE WHO IS MY SECRETARY, WITH NO HELP FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND SEEM TO BE FAIRLY SUCCESSFUL AT LEAST MY BANK ACCOUNT TELLS ME SO, I DON’T STEAL FROM PEOPLE LIKE THOSE IN YOUR PROFESSION DO, I’M PRODUCTIVE UNLIKE PEOPLE IN YOUR PROFESSION, I CREATE AND YOU CONSUME, I AM BETTER THAN YOU AND YOUR KIND IN FACT MOST WHO POST IN THIS FORUM ARE BETTER THAN YOUR KIND, I PROTECT AND YOU LIE, YOUR TYPE ARE A BURDEN ON SOCIETY WHILE PEOPLE LIKE ME MAKE AMERICA POSSIBLE, IF WE HAD YOUR WAY IT WOULD BE NAZI GERMANY 2.0 YOU FUCK, YOUR FASCIST AND I AM CONSTITUTION, REPUBLIC AND FREE MARKET, I AM SANITY IN THE WORLD AND YOUR INSANE, T., IF I AM STUPID THAN YOU MY FRIEND ARE RETARDED OR UNABLE TO LEARN. FUCK OFF YOU DRONE ROBOT DESTRUCTIVE PIECE OF SHIT……….

  • t.

    Who said he want ignorant of the law? I’m not defending him or his actions. I’m just saying he shouldn’t be fired just because he was charged. He hasn’t been convicted. And while you may lose your job at the supermarket you work for…that is an individual employers decision. Its not industry wide. Your boss may be a stictler for such things, but the supermarket across the street may not care at all. Big differences from what I said. I know of teachers who have lost their jobs because of a DUI with no other driving record. But that’s not the rule…that was a specific school systems standard. I know lots and lots of fireman with DUI convictions. They don’t drive the trucks….but they still have their jobs. As for Dr.’s and lawyers and such….heck its hard to find one that doesn’t have a DUI. Heck…I personally know dozens of hospital nurse that are current drug addicts…with convictions. That’s real world not just some opinion because it fits what I want it to be. Most “jobs” don’t even prosecute their employees that have committed crimes while in their employ…crimes to other employees or against the company. Your way, way off.

    As for the dumb in your head. Look at @certain. He claims to be an aircraft engineer. Seldom have I sent someone that is dumber about life than he. His education be damned…dumb is dumb. You should clearly know better than what you are saying. Although military expereicne and especially deployed military experience is about as far from the real world (here in the US anyway) as you can get, you should be smarter when it comes to dealing with people and understanding how things work. The dumber in YOUR head is a reference to that. You should know better and not be as easily influenced as you are. Do a little research for yourself and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Most departments have less than 40 guys. And most of those have less than 20. Not many officers are in unions or even allowed to be.

    This officer will most likely lose hi job and I’ll be glad if he does if he was this stupid. But just because he was charged..he shouldn’t. If he’s convicted…that’s a different story.

  • BluEyeDevil

    LOL,
    T.,
    MY FRIEND, I’M SURE THAT MY RESOURCEFULNESS IS SOMETHING YOU WOULD BE JEALOUS OF, BUT IF YOU INSIST, I BAG GROCERIES BUDDY. BECAUSE BAGGING GROCERIES IS MORE OF AN HONORABLE PROFESSION THAN BEING A COP ANY DAY. BAGGING GROCERIES IS THE STARTING POINT FOR A LOT OF FINE CITIZENS. BAGGING GROCERIES IS PRODUCTIVE AND HONEST. CAN WE SAY THAT MUCH FOR YOUR PROFESSION? I THINK NOT! AGAIN, T., I AM SMART ENOUGH TO NOT GIVE YOU DETAILS, I AM SMART ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU ONLY GEOGRAPHIC POSSIBILITIES WHERE MILLIONS LIVE, I AM SMART ENOUGH NOT TO GIVE SPECIFIC NAMES, BUT MOST IMPORTANT I AM SMART ENOUGH TO BEST YOU ANY DAY IN A GENTLEMEN’S DEBATE. I’VE BEEN DOING IT FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW. I KNOW THAT IT BUGS YOU THAT MY ARGUMENT SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE IN BASIC DISCUSSION MAKE YOUR ARGUMENTS FOOLISH AND WEAK AT BEST. I READ VERY CAREFULLY WHAT YOU SAY AND MOST OF THE TIME LAUGH BECAUSE OF YOUR CONTRADICTORY NATURE. YOU SEE T. I CAN PLAY DUMB AND CAN ACT WITH AN ANGRY RESPONSE WITH THE BEST OF THEM. YOU SHOULD KNOW WHAT REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY IS ALL ABOUT, YOUR A COP. I CAN BE DOWN RIGHT DISGUSTING AND ABSURD JUST LIKE YOU OR, I CAN BE YOUR FRIEND AND HAVE YOU TRUST EVERY WORD I SAY. IT’S EASY TO PLAY THIS GAME. IT’S EVEN EASIER FACE TO FACE. MANIPULATION IS THE NAME OF THE GAME BUDDY. YOU GIVE BITS AND PIECES AND IN RETURN GET BITS AND PIECES NEXT THING YOU KNOW I GOT THE WHOLE PIECE OF PIE. COME ON MAN, YOU SHOULD KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I AM TALKING ABOUT. YOU GUYS LEARNED YOUR INTERROGATION METHODS FROM US. I CAN DESTROY YOU ANY DAY ON THE INTELLECTUAL BATTLEFIELD, AS WELL, I’M SURE, ON THE PHYSICAL BATTLEFIELD. SO, IS THE DUMB REALLY IN MY HEAD OR IS IT POSSIBLE YOUR JUST BEING OUT SMARTED? EITHER WAY, YOU STILL RESPOND TO MY RHETORIC, DON’T YOU.

  • t.

    Didn’t get the whole way through it. The gro dry store was just as an example. Way to catch on to that

  • BluEyeDevil

    T.,
    NO….THE GROCERY STORE ANALOGY WAS YOUR SUBTLE WAY OF INSULTING ME. MY IMMEDIATE RESPONSE WAS MY WAY OF THE INTELLECTUAL DESTRUCTION OF YOUR ARGUMENT. DID YOU EXPECT ANYTHING LESS. OH AND YOU READ MY WHOLE THREAD IT’S YOUR JOB TO DO SO BUDDY.

  • t.

    Ummm. No. I got as far as you missing the point of the demonstration a d stopped to comment about that. I figured if you missed that part, you’d get the rest wrong so I stopped

  • Fred

    You guys are all calling for this guys head but I bet most of you have done something worse and gotten away w