25 Impaired Driving Arrests Made During 4 Day Halloween Crackdown Period by Dutchess County Law Enforcement Agencies

During the Halloween Crackdown period of October 31, 2019 thru November 3, 2019 members of the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, City of Poughkeepsie Police Department & Village Millerton Police Department conducted Impaired Driving details consisting of Sobriety Checkpoints and Saturation Patrols throughout the county in addition to their regular patrols. A total of 26 arrests were made including 25 impaired driving arrests during the period.

These coordinated details were funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee and the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation which once again awarded the Dutchess County STOP-DWI Program a “Crackdown Enforcement Grant” for the 2018-2019 Crackdown periods. The objective of this continued enforcement grant is to revitalize and enhance the visibility of the STOP-DWI Program through coordinated multi-agency impaired driving enforcement details targeting identified statewide crackdown periods. They also include the assignment of certified Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) to aid in the identification and apprehension of drivers impaired by drugs other than alcohol.

According to Dutchess County STOP-DWI Coordinator William C. Johnson “The Halloween Crackdown period kicks off the 2019 -2020 Statewide Crackdown Enforcement grant project.  Continued funding from the NYS STOP-DWI Foundation enables Law Enforcement to step up their activities during eight holiday periods identified by NHTSA as the deadliest on our roadways due to impaired driving crashes.  The coordinated efforts afforded by this grant are an undeniable reminder that impaired driving enforcement and prosecution remains a priority in Dutchess County.”

Below is a listing of arrestees and charges from the details as well as arrests by agency patrols. 

Columbus McCall (27 yoa) of Beacon, NY was charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle 1st a felony in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Ashley Arias (27 yoa) of Saugerties, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Town of Red Hook.

Landin Burud (27 yoa) of Wake Forest, NC was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Patricia Ferrer (44 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Anthony Salgado (18 yoa) of Westport, CT was charged with DWI & BAC.08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Stephanie Sobel (23 yoa) of Patterson, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor in the Village of Pawling.

Shane Mackey (29 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Rhinebeck.

Steven Grosse (59 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Town of Poughkeepsie.

Holger Morocho (30 yoa) of Orange, NJ was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the Village of Wappingers Falls.

Katherine Sabatelle (48 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Eli Wells (40 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWAI a violation in the City of Poughkeepsie.

Makeyin Allah (35 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWAI Drugs a misdemeanor.

James Ghee (23 yoa) of East Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor.

Antonio Gomez (59 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

John Donegan (35 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors.

Ryan Cave (32 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor.

Mellanie Roberts (40 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors.

C Rodriquez (29 yoa) of Marlboro, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Leon Humphrey (60 yoa) of Islip, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Joseph Jurina (21 yoa) of East Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Juan Accostupa-Meza (42 yoa) of White Plains, NY was charged with DWI & Aggravated DWI (BAC .18% or more) both misdemeanors.

Courtney Burke (28 yoa) of Poughkeepsie, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Matt Parascandola (25 yoa) of Fishkill, NY was charged with DWI a misdemeanor.

Julio Toro (41 yoa) of Middletown, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Alyssa Maniford (27 yoa) of Hyde Park, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

Peter Shkreli (36 yoa) of Wappingers Falls, NY was charged with DWI & BAC .08% or more both misdemeanors.

*All subjects arrested and charged are alleged to have committed the crime and are presumed innocent until proven guilty and are to appear in local courts at a later date.