Driver Crashes into Fire Hydrant in Front of Police Officer. Visits Police Headquarters on DWI & Other Charges
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 21 year old Yorktown resident who is charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving With A Blood Alcohol Content .08% Or Greater, both Unclassified Misdemeanors. Additionally, the defendant is charged with Leave Scene Property Damage Auto Accident and other traffic violations.
According to police, on October 28, 2017 at approximately 2:45 am Officer Racioppo was on patrol when he observed a black Acura allegedly strike a fire hydrant at the intersection of Crompond Rd and Old Yorktown Rd, before fleeing the scene. The vehicle was eventually stopped on Old Yorktown Rd. and the driver was identified as a 21 year old Yorktown resident. After interviewing the driver and conducting several sobriety tests, the defendant was arrested at the scene for DWI.
The defendant was transported to police headquarters where he was additionally charged with Driving With A BAC of .08% Or Greater following a Datamaster breath test. The defendant was then released on his own recognizance to a sober party. The defendant is scheduled to answer said charges in Yorktown Justice Court on November 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm.