An aggravated DWI arrest just 40 miles northeast of Newburgh has a Brewster man, 26, facing possible jail time and revocation of his driver's license, law enforcement officials said.
The man was driving his 1999 Volkswagen Jetta in Dover Plains when he allegedly failed to yield the right of way to an emergency vehicle, state troopers said.
The man has previously been convicted of driving while intoxicated.
In New York, a person convicted of DWI can face enhanced penalties if they've had a conviction for driving while intoxicated within the past 10 years.
A second conviction for aggravated DWI can mean a potential four years in jail, as well as a license revocation of 18 months. A third conviction within a decade can mean up to seven years I jail, plus a fine of up to $10,000 as well as a license revocation of 18 months.
In this case, the man's blood-alcohol level was reportedly tested at 0.11 percent. The legal threshold is 0.08 percent.
The defendant was also charged with driving without a valid driver's license.
He was freed after he posted bail of $1,000.
In unrelated news, a New York man was arrested for aggravated DWI after being pulled over for speeding on the Meadowbrook Parkway.
The Freeport man, 24, was reportedly going 82 miles per hour when he was clocked by police. The speed limit on that section of the road is 55 mph.
He also apparently has a previous DWI conviction.
His blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.12 percent, police said. He was charged with aggravated DWI, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle and use of a motor vehicle without an interlock ignition device, as well as several other traffic offenses.
Source: Southeast Patch, "Brewster Man Faces Felony DWI Charge," July 16, 2012
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