Two Arrested in Putnam County for Driving While Under the Influence


Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports the arrest of a 40- year-old Danbury woman and a 33-year-old Shrub Oak man for driving under the influence in Putnam County.

On April 21, 2018, at approximately 2:33 a.m., Sergeant Timothy Keith arrested 40-year-old Karla C. Gomes of Danbury for Driving While Intoxicated in the Town Southeast after she was observed driving erratically on Route 6.

Ms. Gomes was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Having a BAC greater than .08% and other traffic violations.

On April 23, 2018, at approximately 8:21 p.m., while on patrol in the Town of Putnam Valley, Deputy Sheriff Kevin Radovich stopped a vehicle on Oscawana Lake Road that had a loud exhaust and a headlight out. Deputy Radovich could smell marihuana coming from the driver, 33-year-old Peter P. Cancro of Shrub Oak. After failing several sobriety tests, Deputy Radovich, a certified Drug Recognition Evaluator (DRE), arrested Mr. Cancro and impounded his car. A pipe containing THC was also found in the car.

A “DRE” is a police officer who is trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs.

Mr. Cancro was charged with the misdemeanors Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree and several traffic violations.