Traffic Stop on Main Street Leads to DWI Arrest

The defendant's blood-alcohol level was 0.17 percent, police say.

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.

Liz March 30, 2013 at 01:38 PM
We need this to be heard!!!! Brewster is sick of OUR GOVERNMENT not talking care of us, the legal lawful hardworking, tax paying people having to put up with any illegal people who think that they now run Brewster. The town needs to put it's foot down and start doing their job and stop the illegal's from living here. Yes check the housing and how many people can legally live in one apartment? And landlords need to be held accountable. Do a credit check, if they are legal they will have a valid drivers license or state ID. Not 5 people using the same ID. CLEAN UP BREWSTER NOW!
Mario A. Zeoli March 31, 2013 at 12:48 AM
Right On LIZ!!! This is The Land Of Opportunity without a doubt!!! My Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, & Everyone Else in My Family who came to this Great Country From ITALY decades ago came with One Thing In Mind!!!! Hope To Become Citizen, Work, And Contribute To SOCIETY!!!! PAY THEIR TAXES!!!! AND BE PART OF A GREAT NATION!!! AND THEY DID!!!! ALL OF THEM!!!! EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US DID!!!! Quick story. The first time My Father was laid off from work (construction, Union, Mason Tender) My older brother Joseph was trying to explain to Him, He & I were in Grammer School, that He was entitled to Unemployment Benefits. My Father said, "I'm not going on WELFARE". My Brother had again to explain how it worked. We went down to the Unemployment Office on Alerton Ave. in "The Bronx" & I'll never Forget Till This Day!!! My Father Had Tears In His Eyes thinking this was some kind of Welfare. Standing right next to Him with My Brother the woman said, "Mr Zeoli, your entitled to this Benefit, YOU EARNED IT". DAM RIGHT HE EARNED IT!!! THE MAN HAD TEARS IN HIS EYES! TALK ABOUT PRIDE & BEING PROUD!!!! WE ALL WORKED TO GET INTO THE SYSTEM, AND CONTRIBUTE TO OUR NATION. NOT SIT ON OUR ASSES & SAY, "GIVE ME, I'M HERE". B*LL $#IT! BUT I CAN'T BLAME THESE TOTALLY. OBAMA SAYS, " DON'T WORRY, THE GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU" LIKE I SAID, SOCIALISM AT ITS BEST!!! WAKE UP AMERICA!!! IT'S REALLY HAPPENING!!! THE AGENDA BY THE LEFT WING.
Mario A. Zeoli March 31, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Mario A. Zeoli March 31, 2013 at 12:52 AM
Mario A. Zeoli March 31, 2013 at 01:09 AM
Becoming a citizen is not easy these days I'm sure. Neither back in the Day! But, to go walking around Drunk, being rude, obnoxious, sometimes a little violent, driving around drunk!!! is not going to Help Your Situation. Laws, Town Codes, Traffic Codes, & Just GOOD OLD COMMON SENSE STILL HAVE YO BE OBEYED!! I & My Neighbors Do!!! For the most part of The Communities Do. And if WE don't!!! We Are The First Ones Getting Hammered!!! WHY???? BECAUSE WE CONTRIBUTE TO THE SYSTEM!!! WE OWN HOMES, CARS, TRUCKS, PROPERTIES, ETC. SO IT'S EASY TO TAX US.


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