Rochester man charged with DWI in Walworth

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office reports that on February 19th deputies arrested Michael Pankrath, 44, of Rochester for driving while intoxicated in the Town of Walworth, following an investigation into a traffic incident.Pankrath allegedly was driving south on Lincoln Road and drove off the west side of the roadway into a ditch. A complaint was called into 911 but Pankrath fled the scene prior to deputies arriving. Deputies then located Pankrath at his home and administered a field sobriety test where it was determined he was intoxicated.Pankrath was administered a breath test with the results returned .20% BAC. Pankrath was arrested for driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, moved from lane unsafely and speed not reasonable and prudent.Prankrath will appear in Walworth Town Court at a later date.

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