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Northern Westchester, Putnam Residents Among 13 Nabbed For DWI Over Weekend

State police is cracking down on impaired drivers in the Hudson Valley.
State police is cracking down on impaired drivers in the Hudson Valley. Photo Credit: File

More than a dozen impaired drivers were busted by state police in Putnam County over the weekend as law enforcement officials continue their crackdown on intoxicated drivers in the Hudson Valley.

Since the holiday season, New York State Police and local law enforcement agencies were “out in full force” to curtail impaired drivers in the region.

Among those arrested include:

Friday, Jan. 5:

  • Michael Hogh, 26, of Carmel, was charged with DWAI following a motor vehicle collision on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Greenburgh;
  • Spencer Fein, 41, of Waccabuc, was charged with DWI after being found impaired by alcohol during a traffic stop on Route 35 in Lewisboro.

Saturady, Jan. 6:

  • Kevin Alvarez-Pesantez, 20, of Danbury, Conn., was charged with DWI after being found impaired by alcohol during a traffic stop on Route 6 in Southeast;
  • Jessica Syska, 26, of Wappingers Falls, was charged with Aggravated DWI after being found impaired by alcohol during a traffic stop on the Taconic State Parkway in Claverack;
  • Robert Mitchell, 53, of Hudson, was charged with DWI after being found impaired by alcohol during a traffic stop on Route 9 in Greenport;
  • Gary Roberts, 37, of Cambria Heights was charged with DWI after being found impaired by alcohol on Route 94 in Wappinger;
  • Kaspar Meier, 48, of Hillsdale, was charged with DWI after being found impaired by alcohol driving on Route 217 in Claverack.

Sunday, Jan. 7:

  • Anthony Bracco, 32, of Danbury, Conn., was charged with DWI after being found impaired by alcohol on I-84 in Southeast;
  • Trevor Cable, 21, of Brewster, was charged with DWI after being busted driving while impaired by alcohol on I-84 in Southeast;
  • Brian Alfaro, 28, of Redding, Conn. was charged with DWI after being found driving while intoxicated on Route 121 in Southeast;
  • Erin O’Halloran, 32, of Millerton, was charged with Aggravated DWI after being found driving while impaired on Route 44 in Amenia.

Monday, Jan. 8:

  • Ismael Vasquez-Garcia, 23, of Danbury, Conn. was charged with DWI after being found intoxicated on Route 6 in Southeast.

Each of the violators were charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Each has been released on their own recognizance and is due back in court later this year to answer the charges.

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