Troopers from the Southeast New York State Police barracks arrested several area drivers for allegedly driving while intoxicated over the past weekend.
Among those arrested is a Southeast man, 21, who was cited for three traffic violations as well as DWI after he was pulled over early Sunday morning.
Also arrested was a visiting Danbury, Connecticut, man, 41 years old. He was arrested shortly before three in the morning on Saturday on Route 6 in Southeast.
He was cited for driving while intoxicated, as well as a felony charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The latter is a first-degree charge.
Another Connecticut man, this one from New Milford, was also arrested early Saturday in Southeast. This man, 23 years old, was pulled over on Route 22, however.
He faces the DWI charge as well as three traffic citations, according to a media outlet.
In an unrelated incident, a Rye, New York, man is facing a drunk driving charge after, police say, he hit a utility pole with his two children inside his vehicle.
The man, 34 years old, reportedly had his son, age two, and his daughter, age four, in the back seat of his GMC Acadia SUV when he hit the several signs and then the pole, police said. The accident reportedly knocked down the pole and attached wires.
No one was injured in the accident.
After the crash, the man's blood alcohol content was tested. Police say it showed a BAC of 0.14 percent. The threshold in New York is 0.08 percent.
People are eligible for enhanced sentencing if they're convicted of driving while intoxicated with children age 15 and under in the vehicle.
Source: Southeast-Brewster Patch, "DWI Arrests Lead to Range of Charges," August 6, 2012
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