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02 July 2019
New York State Police DWI Arrests
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Eric L. Laughton
Troop E Commander
In separate incidences the New York State Police arrested four individuals for driving while intoxicated.
New York State Police conducted a DWI Checkpoint in the Village of Horseheads on June 28th. The driver of a vehicle, Jeffrey Rockwell, age 49 of Catlin, had a strong odor of alcohol coming from him. Rockwell exited his vehicle and was unable to complete field sobriety tests. When Rockwell was processed at the station he was found to have a BAC level of .18%, over twice the legal limit of .08%.
Steuben County 911 dispatched police to a property damage accident on June 29th in the Town of Hornby. Troopers found a vehicle in the ditch and the driver of the vehicle, Shawn Halye age 51 of Hornby, stated that a deer forced him off the road. Halye had been driving home after visiting his brother. He had a strong odor of alcohol and was slurring his speech. Halye was unable to complete roadside sobriety tests. At the station Halye was found to have a BAC of .15%, his vehicle was towed and he was released to a sober third party.
While on routine patrol on Sunday June 30th, State Police observed a vehicle driving well under the speed limit on SR 36 in the Town of Hornellsville. The driver of the vehicle Kevin Vantreese, age 23 of Canisteo, told police that he had no license and the registration of the vehicle was no good. Vantreese also told police that he had been drinking and probably shouldn’t be driving. After failing field sobriety tests, Vantreese was processed at the North Hornell station and was found to have a BAC of .33 %, over four times the legal limit of .08%. Vantreese is scheduled to return to the Town of Hornellsville court at a later date.
In the Town of Benton on Sunday June 30th, State Police observed a vehicle speeding on SR 14. The driver of the vehicle, Arcangel Soler Jr, age 50 pf Penn Yan, told police he was aware of his speeding but was upset over family news. Soler also stated that he had consumed two beers. Soler was unable to complete roadside sobriety testing and was transported to the Dundee station. Soler was found to have a BAC of .12% and was arrested for DWI. He is to return to the Town of Benton court at a later date.
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