We came across an unusual item recently on a local website: a man was recently extradited to New York on a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge from Texas, where he had been held by law enforcement officials. The man, 40, is reportedly homeless.
The media outlet didn't explain why officials were holding him in Texas or why Rockland County officials sought extradition on the charge.
In an unrelated case, state troopers arrested a pair of people on misdemeanor DWI charges about 40 miles south of Newburgh.
A Montvale, New Jersey, man was charged with driving while intoxicated just before six in the morning this past Saturday. The 42-year-old was pulled over on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Orangetown, officials said.
A Mount Vernon man, 29, had been pulled about four hours earlier on the New York State Thruway in South Nyack. He, too, was charged with DWI.
A Southampton woman, 38, not only faces a DWI charge, but also a slew of traffic tickets, including speeding, improper use of signaling, moving unsafely from a lane and having her vehicle equipped with improperly tinted windows, according to a media report.
We have one last case to share with you: this one involves a North Babylon man arrested by state troopers just after midnight on Friday.
The 47-year-old was seen parked in his car on the shoulder of the eastbound lane of Ocean Parkway near Gilgo Beach. After speaking with the man, troopers wrote in their report that they'd detected a strong odor of alcohol on him and that his eyes were glassy and bloodshot.
He reportedly failed field sobriety tests. His blood alcohol content was then measured at 0.18 percent; 0.08 percent is the legal threshold.
Source: lohud.com: "A.M. Report: DWI charges; fire calls," April 24, 2012
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