09 February 2021
Major Douglas A. Larkin
Troop NYC Commander
(917) 492-7100


Queens, New York – On Saturday, February 6, 2021 at approximately 2:05 a.m., Troopers from SP Wards Island arrested Jose E. Palaguachi, age 53, of Queens, New York, for Driving While Intoxicated – an unclassified misdemeanor.


The Troopers were patrolling the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and conducted a vehicle stop on a gray GMC Acadia, operated by Palaguachi, for a violation of the vehicle and traffic law. The investigation into the incident revealed Palaguachi to be impaired by alcohol, and he was subsequently arrested.


Palaguachi was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and remanded to Queens Central Booking pending arraignment.


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