Major Jennifer Gottstine
Troop T Commander
New Rochelle, NY – On February 21, 2021, at approximately 7:00 p.m., State Police responded to a one car property damage accident on I-95 at exit 15, in the city of New Rochelle. The uninjured driver, Patrick R. Bridgewater, 67, of Bronx, NY, lost control of his Jeep Cherokee on the southbound acceleration ramp and became disabled on top of the barrier between the ramps. Further investigation determined he was intoxicated.
Bridgewater was taken into custody, transported and processed at SP New Rochelle where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.15%. Additionally, he has a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years and as a result was charged with Driving While Intoxicated; a Class E Felony.
Bridgewater was turned over to a sober third party and released on appearance tickets returnable to the City of New Rochelle Court on March 22, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.