Mayor of Earlville charged with DWI

The mayor of Earlville is facing a DWI charge after he was stopped at a police checkpoint.

It happened Friday afternoon around 3:30, according to State Police.

Mark Doeberl, 50, was driving on State Route 12B in the Town of Eaton when a trooper spotted an open can of beer in the arm rest of the vehicle, according to a press release from State Police.

Doeberl was given field sobriety tests at the scene. An officer reported smelling alcohol on Doeberl's breath and found an empty beer can in the back seat.

Doeberl had a blood alcohol content of .10%, according to investigators.

He was issued traffic tickets for DWI, Driving with a BAC over .08% and Consuming Alcoholic Beverages in a Vehicle.

He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Eaton Court on January 25th.

Earlville is on the border of Madison and Chenango Counties.