Driver Who Left the Scene of An Accident Charged With Driving With A Suspended License and Drug Possession
Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 70 year old Garrison, NY, resident who is charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st Degree, a Class E Felony, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a Class A Misdemeanor, and numerous Traffic Infractions.
According to police, on October 15, 2020, at approximately 6:30 PM Officer Beyrer was on patrol on East Main Street when he observed a vehicle being operated with insufficient brake lights. Officer Beyrer performed a traffic stop of the vehicle and identified the driver as the defendant. A DMV check of the defendant’s license status showed that the defendant was allegedly operating a motor vehicle while his privilege to do so was suspended. A DMV check of the vehicle’s license plate and VIN showed that the vehicle was allegedly unregistered, uninsured and the affixed license plates did not belong to that vehicle. After an investigation at the scene was completed, it is further alleged that multiple other traffic infractions were committed and the defendant was allegedly in possession of a quantity of Oxycontin. It is further alleged that both the driver and the vehicle were involved in leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident that occurred on October 2, 2020, which was actively being investigated by Officer Beyrer. The defendant was placed under arrest and transported to the Yorktown Police Department for processing.
After processing the defendant was issued traffic tickets for the traffic infractions and an appearance ticket for the misdemeanor and felony charges. The defendant was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in the Yorktown Justice Court on November 3, 2020, at 6:00 PM.
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