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Three Northern Westchester Residents Nabbed For DWI In Weekend Stops

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With local and state police agencies cracking down on drunk, drugged and distracted driving, several local residents were among nearly two dozen in the area who found themselves on the wrong side of the law over the weekend.

As part of the STOP-DWI crackdown, State Police troopers busted several motorists for driving while intoxicated as they attempt to stop motorists from drinking and driving in the area.

Police said that during the enforcement, drivers can expect a number of sobriety checkpoints and DWI patrols. Troopers will also be looking for motorists who are using their phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel. Drivers must also remember to “move over” for stopped emergency and hazard vehicles stopped on the side of the road when they travel on New York roadways.

According to officials, troopers have been using both marked State Police vehicles and Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE) vehicles as part of the operation. The CITE vehicles allow Troopers to more easily identify motorists who are using handheld devices while driving. These vehicles blend in with everyday traffic but are unmistakable as emergency vehicles once the emergency lighting is activated.

Local residents charged were:

Westchester County

  • On Saturday, July 14, State Police from Somers arrested Ossining resident Juan Chimbo Villazhinay, 30, for DWI. He was traveling on Route 118 in Somers when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.
  • On Saturday, July 14, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Peekskill resident Dery Duarte Ipina, 27, for DWI. He was traveling on Albany Post Road in Cortlandt, when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.
  • On Sunday, July 15, State Police from Brewster arrested Ossining resident Aladino Maldonado Guzman, for DWI. He was traveling on I-84 in Southeast, when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.

Putnam County

  • On Sunday, July 15, State Police from Brewster arrested Carmel resident Angelica Jara, 24, for DWI. She was traveling on I-684 in Southeast, when she was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.

Dutchess County

  • On Friday, July 13, State Police from Wappinger arrested Wappinger resident Robert Evans, Jr., for DWI. He was traveling on Route 9 in Wappinger, when she was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.
  • On Saturday, July 14, State Police from Poughkeepsie arrested Poughkeepsie resident Jaime Arroyo, 27, for DWI. He was traveling on Route 55 in LaGrange, when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.
  • On Saturday, July 14, State Police from East Fishkill arrested Wappingers Falls resident Lynda Stasiak, 45, for DWI. She was traveling on I-84 in Southeast, when she was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that she was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.
  • On Sunday, July 15, State Police from Poughkeepsie arrested Poughkeepsie resident Isaiah Thomas, 31, for DWI. He was traveling on Cannon Street in Poughkeepsie, when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.
  • On Sunday, July 15, State Police from Wappinger arrested Wappinger resident Mark Buchberger, 58, for aggravated DWI. He was traveling on All Angels Hill Road in Wappinger, when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.
  • On Sunday, July 15, State Police from Poughkeepsie arrested East Fishkill resident Daniel Pelton, 43, for DWI. He was traveling on Route 55 in LaGrange, when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.

Orange County

  • On Saturday, July 14, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Newburgh resident Erik Villafane, 28, for DWI. He was traveling on Lexington Avenue in Cortlandt, when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.

Fairfield County

  • On Sunday, July 15, State Police from Somers arrested Brookfield resident Shawn Kraemer, 40, for DWI. He was traveling on I-684 in Lewisboro, when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.
  • On Sunday, July 15, State Police from Somers arrested Danbury resident Luis Nugra Guzman, 39, for violating Leandra’s Law and aggravated DWI. He was traveling on I-684 in North Salem, when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.
  • On Sunday, July 15, State Police from Brewster arrested Greenwich resident John Woytowicz, 60, for DWI. He was traveling on I-84 in Southeast, when he was stopped for committing a vehicle and traffic law violation. An investigation revealed that he was impaired by alcohol and he was subsequently arrested.

Each of the arrested parties was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Each has since been released to a sober third-party and are due back in court later this year to answer the charges.

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