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Police: Calls for Rollover, Car in Ditch Lead to DWI Arrests

The New York State Police provided the following information. It does not indicate any convictions.

Over the weekend, officials from the  and East Fishkill barracks arrested:

  • Danbury, CT resident Randall P. Re, 26, around 2:50 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Routes 22 and 312 in Southeast. Trooper Carlo Verardi stopped Re, who was driving a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, for failing to lower his highbeams, police said. During the stop, Verardi discovered that the driver was intoxicated and that his license was suspended. He faces two traffic infractions, along with the following charges: aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a felony, and driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. The defendant, who reportedly refused to submit to alcohol screening, was arraigned before Southeast Judge Robert Folchetti and remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $500 cash bail. He is slated to appear in Southeast Justice Court on April 19.
  • Bethel, CT resident Justin L. Gaynor, 24, around 1 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 84 westbound in Southeast. Trooper Anthony Piacquadio of the East Fishkill barracks responded to a call for a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro stuck in a ditch, according to police. After interviewing the driver, Piacquadio determined that he was intoxicated. Officials say that the defendant's blood-alcohol level was 0.12. The legal limit is 0.08. Gaynor is facing a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated. He was released to a third party pending an April 12 appearance in Southeast Justice Court.
  • Southeast resident Christopher M. Sands, 29, around 6:45 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and Hadley Road in Patterson. Trooper Robert Lombardi made the arrest, after responding to a call for a one-car accident. Police said that the 1994 Chevrolet Camaro Sands was driving was involved in a rollover. They were unable to say what caused the accident, but the trooper determined that the driver was intoxicated during their interview. Lombardi charged Sands with a felony count of driving while intoxicated and two traffic violations. According to officials, Sands was convicted of driving while intoxicated in 2009. Police are reportedly waiting on a blood test to determine a blood-alcohol level. He was released to a third party pending an April 10 appearance in Patterson Justice Court.

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