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Cops: NY man was highly intoxicated while hunting

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JAVA, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities say a New York man's blood alcohol level was more than three times the legal limit when he pointed a gun at police who confronted him while he was hunting in a rural upstate town.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports that the Wyoming County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old John M. Smith of Sardinia in Erie County was hunting on private property last Saturday in the town of Java, 30 miles southeast of Buffalo.

Officials he pointed his gun at deputies, who determined he was intoxicated and called state Department of Environmental Conservation police.

Authorities say Smith was found to have a blood alcohol content of .27 percent. The legal limit is .08 percent.

Smith was issued a ticket to appear in town court in December to answer to the charges.

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