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Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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June 2, 2016        Print version


Memorial Day Crackdown Details Lead To 35 Arrests in Dutchess County

During the Memorial Day Crackdown period of May 27, 2016 thru May 31, 2016 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, City of Beacon Police Department, Village of Wappingers Falls Police Department, Village of Red Hook Police Department & Village of Millerton Police Department conducted Impaired Driving details consisting of Saturation Patrols throughout the county.  The arrests included 28 impaired driving arrests as well as 7 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.
 

Dutchess County STOP-DWI Coordinator William Johnson stated “Our Law Enforcement partners were out in force throughout the holiday weekend to send a message that impaired driving enforcement remains a priority. The Crackdown enforcement grant project continues to assist with the delivery of a focused, coordinated, multi agency campaign. Throughout the remainder of the summer season all drivers are reminded to have a plan before partying and to take personal action to stop or report someone you suspect to be intoxicated behind the wheel.” 

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

Allison Barthel (30 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 2nd a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie. 

Christopher Miller (51 yoa) of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie. 

James Murphy lll (37 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Arthur Martensen (67 yoa) of New Rochelle, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.

Benjamin Cruz (24 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI, Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd all misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Leslie Scofield (59 yoa) of Clinton Corners, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

Luis Ramirez (24 yoa) of Red Hook, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook after being involved in a property damage auto crash.

Jordan Yovella (18 yoa) of LaGrange, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor in the Town of LaGrange after leaving the scene of a property damage auto crash.

Michael Burley (44 yoa) of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Pleasant Valley after being involved in a car/dog auto crash and leaving the scene. 

Alexander Zuna (21 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Pleasant Valley.    

Adolfo Rene Garcia-Tax (48 yoa) of Dover Plains, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Town of Dover. 

Joseph Young (20 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Pleasant Valley.

Seog Hwan Kim (35 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.    

Arturo Vasquez-Barrales (48 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd both misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie. 

Carlos Mendoza-Nava (26 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.     

Gregory Wilson (24 yoa) of Red Hook, NY was charged with DWI a felony in the Village of Red Hook.

Alan Kulick (48 yoa) of Rhinebeck, NY was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance a misdemeanor in the Town of Red Hook.

Christopher Chung (31 yoa) of Washington, DC was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook.

Christopher Hoyt (44 yoa) of Sharon, CT was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.  

Brittany Scoli (27 yoa) of Harrison, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Wappingers Falls.  

Phillip Bardua (40 yoa) of Beacon, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd a misdemeanor in the Village of Wappingers Falls.

Kristine Ringwood (36 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Daria Maher (38 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Declan Costello (18 yoa) of Beacon, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Beacon.

Trisha Toelstedt (41 yoa) of Beacon, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Beacon.
 
Chad Whitmore (30 yoa) of Kingston, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Wilson Santiago (49 yoa) of New haven, CT was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

John Gunn (51 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Rhys Thompson-Logan (20 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Deborah Tormey (27 yoa) of New Milford, CT was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors and Aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law) a felony for having a passenger in the car who was under 16 yoa. 

Jason Maisonave (46 yoa) of Pawling, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more both misdemeanors.

Kristine Ringwood (36 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Additionally 4 others were 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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