Truck driver arrested for DWI following a rollover crash on the Thruway in Westchester County.
Major Carla A. DiRienzo
Troop T Commander
White Plains, NY – On November 4, 2021, at approximately 8:10 a.m., State Police responded to a report of a rollover crash on I-287 in the city of White Plains. A preliminary investigation revealed a 2020 Peterbilt tractor trailer was traveling westbound near exit 8 (White Plains), when it crossed all three westbound lanes and struck the center guiderail. The tractor trailer then overturned and dumped a load of rock debris on the roadway, blocking all westbound lanes and the left and center eastbound lanes.
The driver, Billy Robinson, 55, of Inwood, NY, was uninjured and was found to be intoxicated. He was taken into custody, transported, and processed at SP Tarrytown where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.24%.
Robinson was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated; an Unclassified Misdemeanor. He was turned over to a sober third party and released on appearance tickets returnable to the City of White Plains Court on November 19, 2021.
The crash caused significant traffic delays in the area. All the lanes were reopened after nearly 4 hours of cleanup efforts.