A 34-year-old Sleepy Hollow man was charged with driving while intoxicated after crashing into a utility pole and knocking down a mailbox on South Highland Avenue.
Village of Ossining police came to the scene of a one-car accident on Oct. 6 at 8:40 p.m.
The driver was not injured but he was taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital for his level of intoxication and to get his blood drawn for an alcohol test, Lt. William Sullivan said.
A 31-year-old man from Woodhaven, Queens was charged with various misdemeanor offenses, including aggravated DWI, after initially being stopped by police on Oct. 8 for talking on his cell phone.
Village of Ossining police observed the man on Broad Avenue talking on his phone and then "found him to be consuming alcohol in his car," Lt. Sullivan said.
The man refused to allow police to screen him for intoxication, and Sullivan said, "he became combative."
The man was taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital to have his blood drawn and was admitted there for evaluation.
He was charged with:
- Aggravated unlicensed operation in the third,
- driving while intoxicated,
- unlawful use of cell phone,
- refusing prescreen alcohol test,
- and consuming alcoholic beverage in vehicle.
Finally, a 21-year-old Yorktown Heights man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after measuring a blood alcohol count at over twice the legal limit. Police charged his passenger as well for arguing with police.
Ossining police arrested the man on State Street at 1:26 a.m. on Oct. 12.
His passenger, a 21-year-old Peekskill man, was charged with disorderly conduct after "entering into a feud with police at the scene," Sullivan said.
The driver measured a .19 percent blood alcohol count; the legal limit is .08.
Note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.