Police: After Driving Drunk in Southeast, Man Faces Aggravated DWI Charge

The Putnam County Sheriff's Office provided the following information. It does not indicate a conviction.

Officials say that a 3 a.m. traffic stop on Route 6 in Southeast led to the arrest of a Mount Kisco resident Monday.

Deputy Sheriff Thomas Lee arrested Bernardino Santino-Ramirez, 30, after stopping him for traffic violations, according to a report from the .

Santino-Ramirez faces two misdemeanors: driving while intoxicated and aggravated driving while intoxicated. The latter—which typically indicates a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent or higher—came after the defendant submitted to a blood test, police say. 

The driver, a resident of Anthony Street, was arraigned before Town of Southeast Justice Gregory Folchetti and sent to the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $500 bail. He will be due in court at a later time.

The  generally does not release blood-alcohol levels, as they may be considered evidentiary. The legal limit is 0.08.


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