A 34-year-old Brewster woman is facing a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated following a recent traffic stop, according to officials.
Officer Wayne Peiffer of the Brewster Police Department arrested Edelma Melendez-Cordon at about 12:40 a.m. Sunday. Peiffer stopped the defendant on Main Street after he observed her speeding, at 52 mph in a 30-mph zone, on Route 22 in the village, Chief John DelGardo said.
During his interview, Peiffer determined that Melendez-Cordon was intoxicated.
The defendant's blood-alcohol level was 0.17 percent, according to DelGardo. The legal limit is 0.08.
Melendez-Cordon is facing the misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, as well as three infractions: speeding, unlicensed operation and unsafe lane change.
She was arraigned before Village of Brewster Justice Richard O'Rourke and remanded to the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $1,000 cash or $2,000 bail bond. Authorities from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency had reportedly lodged a detained against the defendant.
Members of the New York State Police assisted on this arrest.
Editor's note: Brewster Police provided this information. It does not indicate a conviction.