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Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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December 4, 2015        Print version


16 Arrested During Thanksgiving Crackdown Period

During the Thanksgiving Crackdown period of November 25, 2015 thru November 29, 2015 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, Town of East Fishkill Police Department, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Village of Wappinger’s Falls Police Department, & Village of Red Hook Police Department conducted Impaired Driving details consisting of Saturation Patrols throughout the county.  The arrests included 14 impaired driving arrests as well as 2 other arrests.


These details were funded by the Governors Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation which for the 3rd year in a row once again awarded the Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program a “Crackdown Enforcement Grant” for the 2015-2016 Crackdown periods.   The objective of this continued enforcement grant is to revitalize and enhance the visibility of the STOP-DWI Program through coordinated multi-agency impaired driving enforcement details targeting identified statewide crackdown periods.   They also include the assignment of certified Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) to aid in the identification and apprehension of drivers impaired by drugs other than alcohol.

According to Dutchess County STOP-DWI Coordinator “We once again acknowledge the commitment of our Law Enforcement partners for their ongoing efforts to reduce the impact of impaired driving. We have always focused our resources on high incidence time periods where increased enforcement would be advantageous.  The additional grant funding from the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation allows all agencies countywide to participate in this collaborative crackdown enforcement project.”

Below is a listing of arrestees and charges from the details as well as arrests by agency patrols.  

John B Hosford Jr (51 yoa) of Kingston, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor vehicle 1st a felony in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Sylvia Franze (18 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Michael Espindle (52 yoa) of Elizaville, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Red Hook.

William Tanksley (27 yoa) of Philadelphia, PA was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance a misdemeanor and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a violation in the Town of Red Hook.

Joshua Rector (20 yoa) of Tivoli, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook.

Helen Koppie (53 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & Criminal Possession of a Weapon both misdemeanors after being involved in a Personal Injury Auto Crash in the Town of Dover.

Michele Ruiz-Rodriguez (42 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor in the Town of Hyde Park.

Rashean McDonald (31 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Jose Alicea-Rodriguez (27 yoa) of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.  

Bricio Olivera Valencia (28 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI and BAC .08 % or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

Andrew Dwyer (34 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Jose Abril (21 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor after being involved in a personal injury auto crash in the Town of Wappinger.

Timothy Miller (22 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

Daniel Duffy (25 yoa) of Carmel, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of East Fishkill.

John Hunt (26 yoa) of Garrison, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of East Fishkill.

Additionally 1 other was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a violation.

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

 

 

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