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2018 News Releases

Sheriff's Office
Adrian H. Anderson, Sheriff

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June 7, 2018        Print version


Memorial Day Crackdown Leads to 9 Impaired Driving Arrests in Dutchess County

During the Memorial Day Crackdown period of May 25, 2018 thru May 29, 2018 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, & Village of Millerton Police Department conducted Impaired Driving details consisting of Saturation Patrols throughout the county.  A total of 9 impaired driving arrests were reported during the crackdown, with not all agencies having yet reported.
 

These details were funded by the Governors Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation which for the 4th year in a row once again awarded the Dutchess County 5STOP-DWI Program a “Crackdown Enforcement Grant” for the 2017-2018 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 C. Johnson stated, “Memorial Day represents the unofficial start of the summer and the kickoff of prom and graduation seasons. The arrests affected throughout the Memorial Day Crackdown are another reminder as to the consequences of driving while impaired. Each of these arrests were 100% preventable. If you’re going to celebrate with friends and family throughout the Prom, Graduation, and summer seasons, simply have a plan for a sober drive home. The risks have never been worth the consequences. We respect and acknowledge the efforts of all of our law enforcement partners to ensure identify and apprehend those who choose to drive impaired.”

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

  • Vicente Agustin-Perez (46 yoa) of Millerton, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.
     
  • Michael Finkle (51 yoa) of Millerton, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a violation in the Village of Millerton.  
     
  • Richard Sheldon (36 yoa) of Stanfordville, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors and Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a violation in the Village of Millerton.
     
  • Jessica Tomah (36 yoa) of Stanfordville, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton. 
     
  • John Pascarella (50 yoa) of East Aurora, NY was charged with DWI & DWAI Drugs both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.
     
  • Barbara Atkins (56 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with DWAI Drugs & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.
     
  • Deanna Perillo (26 yoa) of Pleasant Valley, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.
     
  • Cameron Hardy (58 yoa) of Millbrook, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor after being involved in a personal injury auto crash in the Town of Red Hook.
     
  • Lee Clapper (55 yoa) of Millerton, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor after being involved in a property damage auto crash in the Town of Amenia.
     

*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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