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January 8, 2014        Print version


Holiday Season DWI Details Lead To 77 Arrests in Dutchess County

 

Poughkeepsie…During the Holiday Season members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department, City of Beacon Police Department, Town of Hyde Park Police Department, Town of East Fishkill Police Department, Village of Red Hook Police Department & Village of Millerton Police Department conducted multi-agency “Saturation Patrol” details throughout Dutchess County as part of a high visibility “Crackdown” enforcement campaign.  There were two Sobriety Checkpoints scheduled during this period but they were cancelled due to inclement weather and additional saturation patrols were deployed instead.  The goal of the Holiday Season Crackdown was to discourage people from driving impaired, promote awareness, and keep the roadways safe.  These details were conducted during the Holiday Season period of December 13, 2013 thru January 1, 2014.

These patrol details were funded by the Governors Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation which awarded the Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program a “Crackdown Enforcement Grant” for the 2013-2014 Crackdown periods.   The objective of the 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 “With the Holidays historically being a deadly period for impaired driving, grant funding through the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation allowed agencies across Dutchess County to be out in force in a coordinated effort to reduce the numbers of alcohol and drug related crashes, injuries, and deaths. The number of arrests affected county-wide during this three week crackdown attests to the continued commitment of law enforcement, and sends a clear message that alcohol and drug impaired drivers who endanger the safety of others on the road in Dutchess County will be identified, arrested, and prosecuted”.

While STOP-DWI efforts across New York have led to significant reductions in the numbers of alcohol related fatalities, still too many lives are being lost because of crashes caused by drunk or impaired drivers.  Highly visible, publicized efforts like the Crackdown campaign aim to reduce the numbers even further.  Motorists encountering what they suspect is an impaired driver, should call 911 with a description of the vehicle, location and direction of travel.

The combined efforts of the involved police agencies during this period resulted in the reported arrests of 77 subjects, 70 of those arrests being impaired driving arrests.

Below is a listing of arrestees and charges that have been reported.

  1. Tara Finn (37 yoa) of Pine Plains, NY was charged with DWI and BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident a traffic infraction after being involved in a hit & run property damage auto crash in the Town of Pine Plains.

  2. Richard Maruggi (45 yoa) of LaGrange, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors and Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident a traffic infraction after being involved in a hit & run property damage auto crash in the Town of LaGrange.

  3. Stephanie Donohue (22 yoa) of Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors after being involved in a property damage auto crash in the Town of Wappinger.

  4. Darlene Langenback (55) of Canaan, CT was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Pleasant Valley. 

  5. Christian Hoffmeister (21 yoa) of Greenwich, CT was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.

  6. Jarshua Frederique (23 yoa) of LaGrange, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  7. Dmetria Narzemsky (23 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie. 

  8. Donald Thorpe Jr (33 yoa) of Pine Plains, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors as well as Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident a traffic infraction after being involved in a hit & run property damage auto crash in the Town of Pine Plains.

  9. Corey Deangelo (30 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor after being involved in a property damage auto crash in the Town of LaGrange.

  10. Robert Sorenson (60 yoa) of Port Chester, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the Town of Beekman.

  11. Jannett Fermin (37 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  12. Cavell Conroy Smith (21 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.

  13. Bernadino Cazares-Fuentes (50 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor and Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the Town of Poughkeepsie.    The AUO charge was a felony since his license was suspended or revoked due to a DWI related charge and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle. 

  14. Craig Tychostup (28 yoa) of Clifton Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  15. Syed Rizvi (21 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors as well as Unlawful Possession of marihuana a violation in the Town of Wappinger.

  16. Shetara Bunn (23 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  17. Andrew Swartz (25 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the Town of LaGrange.   The AUO charge was a felony since his license was suspended or revoked due to a DWI related charge and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle. 

  18. Charles Wilder (47 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .09% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

  19. Shannon Peace (29 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Wappinger.

  20. Nelson Cancel Jr (48 yoa) of Brooklyn NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Operating with a Suspended Registration all misdemeanors in the Town of Beekman.

  21. Alexandra Burg (21 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.

  22. Tamara Riggins (42 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI a felony in the Town of Poughkeepsie.   The DWI was a felony since she had a prior DWI conviction within the prior ten years.  

  23. Manny Robalo (26 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd & Operating with a Suspended Registration all misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  24. Albert Frank (27 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor and Unlawful possession of Marihuana a violation in the City of Poughkeepsie.    

  25. Eugene Duffy Jr (55 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Aggravated DWI & DWI both misdemeanors in the Town of LaGrange.

  26. Jermaine Battle (33 yoa) of Wingdale, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeespie.

  27. Jeremy Morales (28 yoa) of LaGrange, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more bothe felonies in the City of Poughkeepsie.   The charges were felonies since he had a prior DWI conviction within the prior ten years. 

  28. Kevin Nielsen (44 yoa) of NYC, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  29. Anthony Simmons (28 yoa) of Port Ewen, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the City of Poughkeepsie. 

  30. Brian Nelson (40 yoa) of Boca Raon, Fl was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  31. Jose Aleman (35 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Aggravated DWI & DWI both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  32. Tashan Petteway (23 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Unlawfully dealing with a child & Prohibited Sale of Alcohol both misdemeanors as well as Dutchess County Social Host Law a violation in the Town of Hyde Park.

  33. Jessica Cherie Moss (21 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  34. Alexander James (21 yoa) of Mount Vernon, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  35. Deyami Murray (23 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  36. Frank Carr (49 yoa) of Kingston, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  37. Bruce Myers (51 yoa) of Tivoli, NY was charged with Aggravated DWI & both felonies as well as Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Accident a traffic infraction after being involved in a hit & run in property damage auto crash in the Town of Red Hook.  The DWI was a felony since he had a prior DWI conviction within the prior ten years. 

  38. Bette Miller (57 yoa) of Elizaville, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Red Hook.  

  39. Stephen Schoonmaker (51 yoa) of Tivoli was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Red Hook.

  40. Christopher Clark (42 yoa) of Red Hook, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Red Hook.

  41. Mark Wagner (48 yoa) of Albany, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook.

  42. Anne Miglino (19 yoa) of Rhinebeck, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor in the Town of Red Hook.

  43. Scott Kenny (47 yoa) of Red Hook, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Red Hook. 

  44. David Taussi (49 yoa) of LaGrangeville, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors as well as Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the Town of East Fishkill.   The AUO charge was a felony since his license was suspended or revoked due to a DWI related charge and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle. 

  45. Corrine Hunter (35 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd a misdemeanor in the Town of Hyde Park.

  46. Christopher Angelo (33 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd both misdemeanors as well as Unlawful Possession of marihuana a violation in the Town of Hyde park.

  47. Matthew Taylor (27 yoa) of Hunnington, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

  48. Daniel Lavoie (34 yoa) of Holmes, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park. 

  49. Jordan Ramos (23yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Hyde Park.

  50. Renee Cervo (44 yoa) of Emeryville, CA was charged with Aggravated DWI & DWI both misdemeanors in City of Beacon.

  51. Al-Van Brown (52 yoa) of Newburgh, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Operating with a Suspended Registration all misdemeanors after being involved in a property damage auto crash in the City of Beacon.

  52. Glen Lewis (58 yoa) of Beacon, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanors as well as Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a violation in the City of Beacon.

  53. Patrick Seacor (45 yoa) of Garrison, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more in the City of Beacon.

  54. Brandon Stevenson (28 yoa) of Lakeville, CT was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

  55. Kevin McKenna (23 yoa) of Sharon, CT was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

  56. Audrey Bavis (37 yoa) of Millbrook, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

  57. Laura White-Pullen (44 yoa) of Troy, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd all misdemeanors in the Town of North East.

  58. Matthew Spraque (23 yoa) of Lakeville, CT was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Village of Millerton.

  59. David Mankin (30 yoa) of Warren, CT was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Millerton.

  60. Alyssa Manno (22 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  61. Eugen Burroughs (41 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd all misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

  62. Hannah Pratt (23 yoa) of Hopewell Jct, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  63. Dena Schoenfeldt (25 yoa) of Kingston, NY was charged with Aggravated DWI & DWI both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  64. Rigoberto Cuevas-Hernandez (33 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st all felonies in the Town of Poughkeepsie.   The DWI was a felony since he had a prior DWI conviction within the prior ten years and the AUO charge was a felony since his license was suspended or revoked due to a DWI related charge and he was intoxicated while operating the vehicle. 

  65. Joshua Garland (18 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  66. Melanie Doherty (46 yoa) of LaGrange, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  67. Charles Brock-Casey (26 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with DWI, BAC .08% or more & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 3rd all misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie. 

  68. Megan Byrnes (22 yoa) of Alamorgordo, NM was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  69. John Ruf (64 yoa) of Athens, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  70. Elizabeth Fraser (39 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with Aggravated DWI, DWI & Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st all felonies & Operating without an Ignition Interlock Device a misdemeanor in the Town of Poughkeepsie.    The DWI was a felony since she had a prior DWI conviction within the prior ten years and the AUO charge was a felony since her license was suspended or revoked due to a DWI related charge and she was intoxicated while operating the vehicle. 

  71. Morithsa Chacon (30 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with Aggravated DWI & DWI both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  72. Walter Wurfbaum (52 yoa) of Poughkeepsie was charged with Aggravated DWI & DWI both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

  73. Jalen Gorton (18 yoa) of Hyde Park was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.  

  74. Additionally a 52 yoa male from Poughkeepsie was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a violation in the Town of LaGrange, a 22 yoa male from Pelham, NY was charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana a violation in the Town of Red Hook & a 18 yoa male from Plattekill, NY & a 32 male from Pittsfield, MA were charged with Unlawful Possession of Marihuana in the Town of North East.

*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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