Poughkeepsie woman charged with felony DWAI drugs

Major Robert M. Nuzzo
Troop K Commander

Yorktown, New York – On June 28, 2017, New York State Police from the Hawthorne barracks arrested 26-year-old Alexa M. Stefanchik, of Poughkeepsie, New York, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, a Class E Felony.

Troopers were dispatched to the FDR State Park entrance for a report of a driver passed out behind the wheel.  EMS was on scene with the driver, identified as Stefanchik, who refused further medical attention.  While interviewing the defendant, Troopers observed signs that indicated she was impaired.  Stefanchik was placed in custody and subsequently evaluated by a State Police Drug Recognition Expert who confirmed that she was not safely able to operator a motor vehicle due to drug impairment.

Stefanchik was issued traffic tickets for Felony DWAI due to a previous DWI related conviction from July of 2011.  She is due to appear in the Town of Yorktown Court on July 11, 2017.

The State Police were assisted by the Town of Yorktown Police Department.