Latest DUI Arrests In The New York City Area
This month’s edition of the New York DUI Arrest Roundup covers several DUI-related incidents that occurred in June 2017 including three DWI arrests in Westchester County and two drivers arrested on intoxicated driving charges in Long Island.
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Westchester County DUI Arrests
Mom Arrested For Drunk Driving With Child In The Car In Scarsdale, NY
A 42-year-old woman from Scarsdale, NY was recently arrested on suspicion of DUI with her child in the car after she crashed her car and then fled the scene of the accident.
The woman was driving on Church Lane when police attempted to initiate a vehicle stop, but the woman allegedly refused to pull over to the side of the road despite officers following her with their lights and sirens on. The officers were eventually able to get the woman to pull over to the side of the road where they conducted a traffic stop.
Police reports state that officers conducting the traffic stop noticed the smell of alcohol on the woman’s breath when she was talking and noticed that the woman’s vehicle was damaged.
Responding officers later received reports of a vehicle matching the description of the 42-year-old mother’s vehicle being involved in an accident and that the driver of the vehicle had fled the scene of the accident.
The woman allegedly failed multiple field sobriety tests and submitted to a roadside breathalyzer test that indicated that her blood alcohol content was 0.179%. Police arrested the woman on several charges including DWI, fleeing the scene of an accident and failure to obey a police officer.
She was taken to the police station where she was booked and later released.
White Plains Driver Arrested On DWI Charges After Police Chase
Police arrested a 57-year-old man on DWI charges after stopping a suspicious vehicle in White Plains, New York.
According to reports, the Scarsdale Police Headquarters received a call from a concerned citizen who reported an erratic driver heading northbound on Post Road in a Jeep Cherokee at approximately 10:30pm on Friday, June 2, 2017.
The Scarsdale Police Sargeant was walking to his patrol car to respond to the 911 call when he noticed a Jeep Cherokee matching the description of the reported vehicle passing the police station.
Police officers caught up to the driver and observed the vehicle switching lanes several times while driving more than 30 mph over the speed limit at times. The trailing officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the driver of the Jeep allegedly refused to pull over his vehicle.
Responding officers were eventually able to initiate a traffic stop near the intersection of West Post Road and Walton Avenue in White Plains, NY. The driver had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot, according to law enforcement officers on the scene. Police also said that the man had slurred speech and stumbled on his feet when exiting the vehicle.
The suspect allegedly failed several Standardized Field Sobriety tests before submitting to a roadside breathalyzer test that indicated a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.159%. He was ultimately charged with driving while intoxicated and is due to appear in Scarsdale Village Court later in the year.
Suspected Drunk Driver Crashes Into Police Car On I-95 In New Rochelle, NY
A 46-year-old man from Momaroneck was recently arrested on DWI charges after allegedly rear-ending a police cruiser on I-95 in New Rochelle, New York.
According to reports, a police officer with the New Rochelle Police Department was parked on Main Street near I-95 at around 3:30am on Sunday, June 18, when his vehicle was rear-ended by another vehicle.
The police officer suspected that the 46-year-old driver that rear-ended his vehicle was intoxicated and arrested him on DWI charges. The suspected drunk driver spent the night in jail and was released the following morning.
Long Island DWI Arrests
Suffolk County Woman Arrested For DWI After Being Involved In Serious Car Crash
A 22-year-old woman was charged with DWI and vehicular assault after crashing her vehicle in Nassau County on Sunday, June 11, 2017.
According to Nassau Police, the young woman was driving eastbound on Merrick Road at approximately 8:50pm when she lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a utility pole in Freeport, NY.
A 22-year-old woman who was riding in the back seat of the vehicle at the time of the crash was not wearing her seat belt and suffered a serious head injury in the accident. The injured passenger was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was listed in critical condition.
Police arrived on the scene of the accident and suspected that the driver was intoxicated. The woman was arrested on charges of DWI and second degree vehicular assault.
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Ambulette Driver Charged With Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs & Alcohol While Transporting A Patient To Nassau County
An ambulette driver is facing criminal charges, including driving while intoxicated, after crashing an ambulette while transporting a patient to Nassau County on Long Island, NY.
According to reports, police say that the ambulette driver was high and drunk when he crashed into two utility poles in Roosevelt, NY. The driver was taking a 77-year-old patient from Queens to a treatment center in Nassau County when the accident occurred.
Police received a 911 call reporting an ambulette that crashed into a utility pole on East Greenwich Avenue near Nassau Road and said that the ambulette left the scene of the accident.
Police were investigating the scene of that hit-and-run accident when they received a second 911 call reporting an ambulette that had crashed into another utility pole about a mile away from the first accident.
When police officers arrived at the scene of the second accident they found the ambulette driver on the ground next to the vehicle. He was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for chest pains. he was arraigned from his hospital bed on several charges including reckless endangerment, driving while intoxicated, driving while ability impaired by drugs or alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident.
The patient that was being transported was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries to his ribs that he sustained during the accidents.