23 March 2022
 Major Paul M. DeQuarto
 Troop F Commander


Newburgh, NY- On March 19, 2022, at approximately 4 a.m., troopers observed a 2006 Chevrolet HHR traveling northbound in the southbound lane on State Route 9W in the town of Newburgh. Troopers observed the vehicle almost strike another vehicle head on. Troopers were able to stop the vehicle and identified the operator as Lymaris Valverde, age 30, from the town of Woodbury. While speaking with Valverde, troopers observed that she was impaired by alcohol. Troopers also learned that the vehicle had switched plates and no insurance. Valverde was taken into custody. While the vehicle was being towed from the scene, Valverde state she hoped both troopers got killed and stated that she would come to the barracks and do it herself.

While being transported to the barracks, Valverde attempted to kick out the rear driver’s side door and window. Once at the state police barracks in Montgomery she was processed for Driving While Under the Influence (DWI). She had a B.A.C of .16%. Troopers also found her to be in possession 1.3 grams of heroin. While be processed she further state that because of bail reform she would return and "blow the troopers brains out". 

Valverde was charged with Criminal Mischief 4th degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, Driving While Intoxicated, all misdemeanors. She was also issued 13 tickets. Valverde was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Newburgh Court on April 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.


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