Robert L. Langley Jr.

Sheriff of Putnam County

News Release

PEEKSKILL MAN ARRESTED FOR FELONY DWI AFTER AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT

Putnam County Sheriff, Robert L. Langley Jr. reports the arrest of a Peekskill man for Felony DWI, after the man was involved in an automobile accident. On June 8, 2019, at approximately 7:44 a.m., Deputy Kevin Radovich responded to a Putnam 911 dispatch of a report of a one-car property damage accident on Peekskill Hollow Road, in the area of the Taconic State Parkway, located in the Town of Putnam Valley. Upon arrival, Deputy Radovich observed a vehicle off the roadway, that had struck a tree head-on. Deputy Radovich made contact with the vehicle’s driver, Jaime Ramon, age 34, of Peekskill who was allegedly intoxicated. A further investigation revealed that as a result of a prior DWI conviction Mr. Ramon had been ordered to install an Ignition Interlock Device in any car he operated. There was no such device in the vehicle Mr. Ramon had operated. It was also revealed that Mr. Ramon’s privileges to drive in the State of New York were revoked in December of 2016 for an Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated conviction and on May 2, 2013, for a Driving While Intoxicated conviction. Mr. Ramon was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing. Mr. Ramon was processed and charged with one Felony count of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, having a Blood Alcohol Content of .18% or higher, one Felony count of Driving While Intoxicated, one Felony count of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree and one count of Circumventing a Court Ordered Vehicle Interlock Device (Misdemeanor). Mr. Ramon was arraigned by the Honorable Justice Joseph Spofford of the Town of Carmel Justice Court, on behalf of the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court. Justice Spofford remanded Mr. Ramon to the Putnam County Correctional Facility in lieu of $25,000.00 cash-bail/$50,000.00 bail-bond.