Kornfield arrested twice in same night for DWI

GUILDERLAND — The same man was stopped and arrested for drunk driving twice in one night and was then sent to Albany County’s jail on $2,000 bail.

David B. Kornfield, of Altamont, was stopped on Saturday, June 21, at 11:31 p.m., for speeding on Route 20, according to a press release from the Guilderland Police Department.

Officers determined that Kornfield was intoxicated, and he was arrested, later submitting to a chemical test, which revealed a blood alcohol content of .13.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or greater, both misdemeanors, and speeding, an infraction, the release said.

Lisa M. Mottolo, also of Altamont, was a passenger in Kornfield’s car, and was arrested after an investigation revealed that she had approximately one gram of “Molly,” a street name for Ecstasy, in her possession.

Mottolo was charged with seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Less than five hours later, at 4:09 a.m. on Sunday, June 22, Kornfield was stopped again on Route 20, in a different car.

Guilderland Police officers determined that Kornfield was intoxicated, but he refused a chemical test, according to the release.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and failure to obey a traffic device.

Kornfield was sent to Albany County’s jail and later arraigned by Judge Denise Randall of the Guilderland Town Court.

Kornfield and Mottolo are due back in court today, June 26, at 5:30 p.m.

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