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Westchester Residents Face DWI Charges After State Police Detail

state police made the DWI arrests between Friday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 20.
state police made the DWI arrests between Friday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 20. Photo Credit: Flickr

In an effort to combat intoxicated and impaired drivers throughout Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, state police made the following DWI arrests between Friday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 20:

  • Grace L. Bernstein, 43, of Katonah, for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Bernstein, who was stopped by police on Route 100 for speeding, provided a positive breath sample that yielded a blood alcohol content of .16 percent, state police said. She is scheduled to appear in the Town of Somers Court on Dec.5.
  • Christina Cerutti, 22, of Garrison, for DWI, a misdemeanor. Troopers stopped the vehicle Cerutti was operating on Myers Corners Road for an equipment violation. He provided a breath sample that revealed a blood alcohol content of .15 percent, police said, and was issued traffic tickets directing her to appear in the Town of Wappinger Court on Dec. 1.
  • Carmelo Masotto, 65, of Washingtonville,  for DWI, a misdemeanor. He was charged following a traffic stop conducted on the Sprain Brook Parkway and provided a breath sample that revealed a BAC of .15 percent, state police said.  Masotto was issued traffic tickets directing him to appear in the Town of Greenburgh Court on Nov. 29.
  • Lawrence E. Phillips, 50, of Rye, for aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor. Subsequent to a one-car property damage auto collision that occurred on the Taconic State Parkway, he supplied police with a breath sample yielding a BAC of .18 percent and was issued traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Mount Pleasant Court on Dec. 1. state police said.
  • Ricardo Chavez Ramirez, 27, of Purdys, for DWI, a misdemeanor. Troopers stopped Chavez Ramirez on Route 202 for operating a vehicle with a loud exhaust. He then provided a breath sample that revealed a BAC of .14 percent and was issued traffic tickets directing him to appear before the Town of Somers Court on Nov. 28.
  • Lisa Martin, 47, of Peekskill, for DWI, a misdemeanor. Martin was stopped the vehicle she was operating on Route 9 for failing to maintain her designated lane of travel. She was issued traffic tickets directing her to appear in the City of Peekskill Justice Court on Nov. 28.
  • Jose Santiago, 44, of Beacon, for aggravated DWI, a felony. Troopers stopped Santiago on Schenck Avenue for failing to maintain his lane of travel, state police said. Santiago was charged with Felony DWI due to a previous DWI related conviction from 2014. Santiago provided a breath sample revealing a BAC of .19 percent and is due to appear in the City of Beacon Court on Nov. 28.
  • Kevin M. O’Gorman, 54, of Brewster, for DWI, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors. O’Gorman was stopped by police on Route 22 for failing to maintain his designated lane. A subsequent investigation revealed that he was intoxicated and possessed cocaine at the time of the stop, state police said. He provided a breath sample that revealed a BAC of .15 percentand was directed to appear in the Town of Pawling Court on Dec. 1.
  • Jorge Mendez-Vasquez, 40, of Dover, for DWI, a felony. Mendez-Vasquez was arrested for DWI following a traffic stop conducted on Route 22 for a traffic violation. He defendant provided a breath sample that revealed a BAC of .14 percent, state police said. He was charged with Felony DWI due to a prior DWI related conviction from within the previous 10 years. Mendez-Vasquez was arraigned in the Town of Southeast Court and remanded to the Putnam County Jail on $3,500 cash bail.
  • Jaime Davila, 50, of Mahopac, with DWI,  a misdemeanor. Subsequent to a traffic stop conducted on Route 6, Davila provided a breath sample that yielded a BAC of .14 percent, state police said, and was issued traffic tickets returnable to the Town of Southeast Court on Dec. 6.
  • Mario Mota Magno, 26, of Dobbs Ferry, for DWI, a misdemeanor. Mota Magno was charged after troopers were dispatched to assist a disabled motorist on I-684. Mota Magno, who was operating the disabled vehicle, provided a breath sample that revealed a BAC of .12 percent, state police said. He was issued traffic tickets returnable to the Town of North Castle Court on Dec. 6.

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