Yorktown Police report the arrest of a 30 year old Yorktown, NY woman, who is charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle 1st, a class E Felony, Resisting Arrest, a class A Misdemeanor, Driving While Ability Impaired - Drugs, an Unclassified Misdemeanor, Suspended Registration, an Unclassified Misdemeanor, No Insurance, a Traffic Infraction and Failure to Keep Right, a Traffic Infraction.
On July 23, 2020, at approximately 1:25AM, P.O. Battista was on routine patrol, stopped at a red light on Sunnyside Street facing south bound at Route 6, when he observed a black Honda Civic traveling south bound on Sunnyside Street, south of Route 6. P.O. Battista observed the vehicle allegedly drive to the left side of the roadway, failing to keep right. The vehicle then pulled off to the right side of the road and stopped. Upon approaching the vehicle, P.O. Battista observed the operator, later identified as the defendant, with her head down and eyes closed. After an investigation at the scene, it was determined that the defendant was allegedly operating a vehicle while her ability to do so was impaired by drugs. After a further investigation, it was determined that the defendant was allegedly operating a vehicle while her privilege to do so was revoked due to a previous refusal to submit to a chemical test and also allegedly operating a vehicle with a suspended registration and no insurance. The defendant was advised that she was under arrest and allegedly locked herself in her vehicle in an attempt to prevent her lawful arrest. P.O. Battista and P.O. Premuto were able to gain entry into the vehicle and the defendant was placed under arrest. She was transported to Yorktown Police Headquarters for processing.
Following processing on the above charges, the defendant was issued an appearance ticket and uniform traffic tickets. She was released on her own recognizance to a responsible third party. She is due to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on September 3, 2020, at 6:00 PM.
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