New York State Troopers made 25 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) over the Fourth of July weekend in Westchester and Putnam counties. Some of those charged were arrested for DWI based on failing a chemical test often referred to as a breathalyzer. The legal threshold for misdemeanor DWI is .08 percent. However, a more serious charge of Aggravated DWI is asserted against drivers whose blood-alcohol level is higher than .18. Others were arrested and charged with DWI after refusing to submit to a chemical test.
Below please find a sampling of the circumstances under which drivers were charged with DWI:
– J Fernandez, 51, of Union, N.J., was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated around 2:35 am after a trooper saw him cross a hazardous marking on Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson. His blood-alcohol level was 0.13 percent.
– D Perez, 23, of Sleepy Hollow was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated around 5:30 a.m. on Interstate 87 in Tarrytown.
– S Brown, 38, of New York City was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and driving while intoxicated, felonies, around 4:45 a.m on Interstate 684 in Bedford.
– Carol L. Bower, 61, of Meriden, Conn., was charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated, misdemeanors, around 8:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 287 in Harrison.
21 DWI arrests by troopers in Westchester, Putnam counties, Journal News, Terence Corcoran, July 5, 2010.