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Man Charged With DWI After Tip From Yorktown Post Office Employee

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YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Yorktown Police have arrested a 60-year-old resident of Putnam Valley on a DWI charge.

The arrest came about after police received a call from an employee of the Yorktown Post Office on Saturday, July 2, at approximately 11:30 a.m., according to officials.

The caller said that a gray Honda had driven away from the post office, and that the driver was possibly intoxicated, police report.

Patrols were notified of the situation, and spotted a vehicle matching the description of the one that had been reported at approximately 11:48 a.m., according to officials.

The vehicle, which was allegedly being operated erratically on Route 6, was stopped; an investigation conducted at the scene revealed that the driver, identified as Gilbert R. Scripter, allegedly operated the vehicle while intoxicated, police report.

Scripter was arrested and transported to police headquarters, according to officials.

The suspect was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, along with driving left of the pavement markings and failing to use the designated lane, both traffic violations, police report.

Following processing, Scripter was issued a traffic summons in reference to the charges against him and released on his own recognizance to a family member, according to officials.

He is scheduled to answer the charges in Yorktown Court on Thursday, July 14, police report.

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