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18 Face DWI Charges In Hudson Valley During Four-Day Stretch

New York State Police.
New York State Police. Photo Credit: File

New York State Police troopers busted more than a dozen Hudson Valley motorists over the weekend for allegedly driving while intoxicated on drugs or alcohol.

During a stretch between Friday, Dec. 8 and Monday, Dec. 11, state police arrested 15 people for drinking and driving, and another three for drug possession throughout the Hudson Valley.

Among those facing charges:

  • On Dec. 8, troopers from Wappinger arrested Wappingers Falls resident Robert Himics, 61, in Fishkill after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, it was determined that Himics was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 8, troopers from Wappinger arrested Wappingers Falls resident Eric Bulinski, 30, in Wappinger after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. Further investigation determined that he was impaired by drugs and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
  • On Dec. 8, troopers from Rhinebeck arrested Poughkeepsie resident John Thomas, 48, in Poughkeepsie after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, it was determined that Thomas was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 8, troopers from Cortlandt arrested Cortlandt resident Patricia Reda, 53, in Cortlandt after she committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, it was determined that Reda was impaired by alcohol and she was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 8, troopers from Poughkeepsie arrested Poughkeepsie resident Justin Cardascia, 29, on Route 379 after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, it was determined that Cardascia was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 9, troopers from Hawthorne arrested Wappingers Falls resident Carlos Peguero, 37, on Route 9 in Croton-on-Hudson after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, it was determined that Peguero was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • A Danbury, Conn. man was busted for DWI and drug possession on I-84 in Putnam County.
  • On Dec. 9, troopers from Poughkeepsie arrested a woman from Virginia after she was busted drinking and driving in the city.
  • On Dec. 9, troopers from Cortlandt arrested Buchanan resident Lance Perlmutter, 22, on Route 6 in Cortlandt after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, it was determined that Perlmutter was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 9, troopers from Hawthorne arrested Cortlandt resident Edison Vele, 27, in Cortlandt after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, it was determined that Vele was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • Brooklyn resident Akita Ashley, 25, was arrested for driving while intoxicated after being involved in a motor vehicle crash on I-684 in Bedford.
  • On Dec. 9, troopers from LaGrange arrested Pleasant Valley resident Robert Schultz, 59, in LaGrange after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the stop, it was determined that Schultz was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 10, troopers from Hawthorne arrested Putnam Valley resident Daniel Kaufmann, 48, in Putnam Valley after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash. During the investigation, it was determined that Kaufmann was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 10, troopers from Brewster arrested Dover resident Kevin Moore, 28, on Route 22 in Patterson after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the investigation, it was determined that Moore was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 10, troopers from Wappinger arrested Beekman resident Jorge Ozuna Palma, 31, on in Wappinger after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the investigation, it was determined that Palma was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 10, troopers from LaGrange arrested Poughkeepsie resident Anthony Hewitt, 34, in LaGrange after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the investigation, it was determined that Hewitt was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 11, troopers from Brewster arrested North Salem resident Juan Acosta-Ramos, 23, on Route 6 in Southeast after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the investigation, it was determined that Acosta-Ramos was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
  • On Dec. 11, troopers from Poguhkeepsie arrested Poughkeepsie resident Marco Incovaia, 45, in Poughkeepsie after he committed a vehicle and traffic violation. During the investigation, it was determined that Incorvaia was impaired by alcohol and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.

Each person arrested for driving while intoxicated are due back in court later this year to answer the charges.

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