On June 23, 2022, at 9:24 pm., Saugerties Police patrolling in the area of 330 Route 212 encountered a vehicle that had ran off the roadway and was stuck on top of rebar used to support framing for a freshly poured sidewalk. Upon observing the police officer, the operator, later identified as 60-year-old Kenneth R. Barns of Saugerties, attempted to leave the scene. Beams was stopped and interviewed by the officer, who established that Beams was intoxicated, resulting in the crash occurring. Beams was taken into custody and transported to SPD Headquarters, where Beams submitted to a breath test, resulting in his BAC being .24%, three times over the legal limit. Incidental to processing, Beams was released to a third party and is scheduled to appear in the Town of Saugerties Justice Court at a later date to answer his charges.