An intoxicated man seeking employment was arrested after threatening employees at a local strip club with a switch blade.

State Troopers were dispatched to Smiles on Route 376 for a physical disturbance. Upon investigation, it was revealed that Andre P. McHugh, 54 of Poughkeepsie arrived at the business seeking employment.

When an employee advised the man that he would be put on a wait list for work, he threatened the staff member. Employees contacted 911 for police assistance and the employees attempted to escort McHugh from the building.  McHugh then threatened the employees with a switch blade knife.

Troopers arrived and placed McHugh into custody without further incident. McHugh had driven himself to the business and was intoxicated.

He was charged with Felony DWI when a criminal history uncovered a previous DWI related conviction from November of 2015.  McHugh was also operating the vehicle without a court ordered interlock device and while his New York State driving privileges were revoked.

McHugh was processed and remanded to Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $30,000 cash bail, or $60,000 bond.