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Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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March 20, 2014        Print version


Sheriff's Office Reports 15 Impaired Driving Arrests

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputy sheriffs made 15 impaired driving arrests over a five day period with five of those arrests being for felony related Impaired Driving charges. Those arrests were made over the St. Patrick’s Day Crackdown Period of Friday March 14, 2014 thru Tuesday March 18, 2014. The majority of those arrests were made in conjunction with Dutchess County STOP-DWI and funded by a state grant they received for agencies within the county to put extra patrols for the sole purpose of locating impaired drivers with the remainder being made by sheriff office road patrols.

  • Arthur Charter (42 yoa) of Clinton Corners, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs an E-felony and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th a misdemeanor after being stopped on Salt Point Tpk in the Town of Pleasant Valley subsequent to an erratic vehicle complaint. The DWAI Drug charge was a felony since he had a prior DWI related conviction within the past ten years. He was released and is to appear in the Town of Pleasant Valley Court on Aril 1, 2104 at 5:30pm.

  • Tina Marie Germano (44 yoa) of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with Aggravated DWI & DWI both E-felonies in the Apple Valley Plaza in the Town of LaGrange. The DWI charges were both felonies since she had a prior DWI related conviction within the past ten years. She was released on bail and is to appear in the Town of LaGrange Court on April 8, 2014 at 4:00pm.

  • Brenda Owens (50 yoa) of Ellenville, NY was charged with Aggravated DWI & DWI both D-felonies as well as Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st an E-felony after being stopped on Cannon St in the City of Poughkeepsie after driving the wrong way on a one way street and not wearing a seatbelt. The DWI charges were a D-felony since she had two prior DWI related convictions within the past ten years and the AUO 1st charge was a felony since her license was revoked for DWI and she was intoxicated while operating the motor vehicle. She was arraigned in the City of Poughkeepsie Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail on bail and her next court appearance is in City of Poughkeepsie Court on March 20, 2014 at 11:00am.

  • Benjamin Sargent-Brown (23 yoa) of Millbrook, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both D-felonies after being stopped for several traffic violations on State Route 44 in the Town of Pleasant Valley. The DWI charges are felonies since he had two prior DWI related charges within the past ten years. He is to appear in the Town of Pleasant Valley Court on March 31, 2014 at 5:30pm.

  • Joseph Nikifor (33 yoa) of Beekman, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs & Alcohol Combined a D-felony, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st an E-felony, DWAI a misdemeanor, Operating a Motor Vehicle without an Ignition Interlock Device a misdemeanor, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th a misdemeanor and speed in zone after being stopped on North Cross Rd in the Town of LaGrange. The DWAI Drug/Alcohol charge was a D-felony since he had two prior DWI related convictions within the past ten years and the AUO 1st charge was a felony since his license was revoked for a DWI related charge and he was impaired while operating the motor vehicle. He was arraigned in the Town of LaGrange Court and remanded to the Dutchess County Jail on bail and his next court appearance is on March 21, 2014 at 9:00am.

  • Jeffrey Summerlin (54 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors subsequent to a traffic stop on Freedom Plains Rd in the Town of LaGrange.

  • Sean Jackson (43 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors subsequent to a traffic stop on Main St in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  • Hermelindo Morales (35 yoa) of North East, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors subsequent to a traffic stop stemming from an erratic vehicle complaint on State Route 22 in the Town of Amenia.

  • Nicholas Spiegel (20 yoa) of Warwick, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors subsequent to a traffic stop on North Clinton St in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Jocelyn Echandy (21 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors subsequent to a traffic stop on Main St in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Michael Rogers (28 yoa) of Patterson, NY was charged with Aggravated DWI & DWI both misdemeanors subsequent to a traffic stop on Church St in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  • Dylan Tuz (24 yoa) of Pawling was charged with Aggravated DWI & DWI both misdemeanors subsequent to a traffic stop on State Route 55 in the Town of Pawling.

  • Tavonna Cherry (31 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with DWI after being involved in a one car rollover personal injury auto crash at the intersection of Freedom Rd and Mountain Rd in the Town of LaGrange.

  • Mark Langworthy (4/14/61) of Beekman was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors subsequent to a traffic stop on State Route 55 in the Town of Pawling.

  • Nicholas Paty (25 yoa) of Beacon was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors subsequent to a traffic stop on State Route 9 in the Town of Wappinger.

*All subjects arrested and charged are alleged to have committed the crime and are presumed innocent until proven guilty and are to appear in a local court at a later date.

 

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