Fourth of July High Visibility Community Engagement Campaign Leads to Safer Roadways for Dutchess Motorists
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Sgt Tyler Wyman, 845-486-3868
A coordinated four-day impaired driving enforcement effort in Dutchess County surrounding the Fourth of July holiday weekend resulted in the arrests of 17 individuals for driving while impaired violations in Dutchess County. State and local law enforcement agencies including the New York State Police, Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, the Town of Poughkeepsie, Village of Wappingers Falls, Village of Millerton, Village of Red Hook and the Town of Pine Plains Police Departments all took part in the public safety campaign designed to deter impaired driving on area roadways.
According to Dutchess County STOP-DWI Coordinator William Johnson “The Community Engagement Impaired Driving Enforcement project continues to support and enhance Law Enforcement’s efforts during holiday periods proven to be the most dangerous and deadly on our highways. We acknowledge and applaud the dedication of law enforcement to identify and apprehend those who choose to drive impaired.”
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 “High Visibility Community Engagement” grant for the 2021-2022 engagement 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 and enforcement efforts targeting statewide community engagement 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.
Below is a listing of arrestees and their charges as reported by involved agencies
|Name||Age||Place of Residence||Charge|
|Barnes, Atiya||20||Hyde Park||DWAI|
|Canales Castrejon, Perla||21||Red Hook||DWAI|
|Haddock, Shari||56||Cortland Manor||DWI|
|Marinaccio, Jordan T||28||Poughkeepsie||DWI|
|McNamara, Sara||31||Poughkeepsie||DWAI Drugs|
|Medoza, Jesus||35||Pine Plains||DWAI|
|Qassis, Simone||57||New Jersey||Felony DWI|
|Rivera, Christian||24||Wappingers Falls||Felony DWI|
|Xo-Pop, Edwin E||20||Poughkeepsie||DWI|
*PLEASE NOTE: The above charges are merely accusations and all subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.