06 January 2020
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Darrin S. Pitkin
Troop B Commander
On January 4, 2020, at approximately 4:22 a.m., State Police responded to the intersection of State Route 122 and Bird Street in the town of Westville for a one-car crash. An investigation at the scene revealed that a 2009 Nissan Altima operated by Derek J. Cappiello, 48, of Brasher, was traveling west on Route 122 when he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway and struck an embankment, causing his vehicle to roll over. Cappiello was treated on scene by Westville EMS and was transported to the Alice Hyde Medical Center for a broken sternum.
Cappiello was subsequently arrested for DWI. Cappiello was charged with Felony DWI due to a previous conviction for DWI in the preceding ten years. Cappiello was released with tickets to appear in the Town of Westville Court.