New York State Police DWI arrests for March 2018 includes Jason Jones who ran from troopers; 2nd time for DWI for Andrew M. Stott

New York State Police cruiser with Trooper’s hat

 

New York State Police DWI arrests for March 2018 includes Jason Jones who ran from troopers

Jason Jones, 29 of Central Islip, NY, charged with DWI and ran from troopers

Repeat Offender Jason Jones took off like a coward after booze cruise ended with a traffic stop

New York State Police report that on March 31, 2018, at approximately 2:40 am, New York State Troopers stopped a 2015 Toyota Camry for driving erratically on the Southern State Parkway in the area of Straight Path in the Town of Babylon, Suffolk County. 

The operator, Jason Jones, 29 of Central Islip, NY, exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, but was taken into custody by the Troopers. 

Jones was determined to be highly intoxicated and found to be in possession of crack cocaine.  He was charged with one count Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 5th Degree (D Felony), one count of Felony Driving While Intoxicated (Prior Convictions), one count of Resisting Arrest (A Misdemeanor), and numerous vehicle and traffic law violations.  Mr. Jones will be arraigned at Suffolk County First District Court in Central Islip.

DWI wasn’t enough for Michael Jennings, assault a nurse and a trooper, reports New York State Police

Michael D. Jennings, 38, of Amityville, NY DWI arrest on March 24, 2018

On March 24, 2018, Investigators from the New York State Police, Valley Stream Station, charged Michael D. Jennings, 38, of Amityville, NY following an incident at Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC), in which Jennings assaulted a Trooper and a nurse.

Following an arrest for DWI, Jennings was being medically evaluated at NUMC when he became combative and assaulted the Trooper and an Emergency Room nurse.  Additionally, Jennings attempted to forcibly steal the Trooper’s Taser while the Trooper was regaining control of Jennings.  Both the Trooper and nurse sustained minor injuries and were treated and released.

Jennings was charged with DWI, two counts of Assault 2nd (D Felony) and attempted Robbery 3rd (E Felony). Jennings is scheduled for arraignment at Nassau 1st District Court.

Mary Waechter was on the highway with a load of prescription drugs, pot and ready to kill

Mary Waechter, 59, of Gerry, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, New York State Police

New York State Police report that on March 23rd, 2018, Troopers out of SP Jamestown arrested Mary Waechter, 59, of Gerry, for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs, Obstructing Governmental Administration 2ndDegree, two counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a non-original container and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana.

Waechter was pulled over on Route 60 in Jamestown for a traffic violation and during the traffic stop, the Troopers observed Waechter concealing items between the center console and driver seat. When she refused verbal commands to cease her actions, Waechter was placed under arrest. A search of Waechter’s vehicle revealed a glass pipe containing methamphetamine residue, a loose Vicodin pill and a bag containing a gram of marijuana. At SP Jamestown, Waechter failed multiple SFSTs and was subsequently evaluated by a New York State Police Drug Recognition Expert who determined Waechter was under the influence of a Central Nervous System stimulant. Waechter was then processed, issued appearance tickets and traffic tickets returnable to the town of Ellicott Court and released. Waechter is scheduled to appear in the town of Ellicott Court later in the month to answer the charges.

Jason D. Barry’s blood alcohol was so high he could have been pickled and ready for the coffin

On March 22, 2018, at approximately 11:15 p.m., State Police conducted a traffic stop on State Route 86, in the town of North Elba, on a 2009 Chevrolet Silverado for traveling eastbound in the westbound lane of traffic.

The operator, 43-year-old Jason D. Barry of Lake Placid, was found in possession of an open container of beer inside the vehicle. He was subsequently arrested for DWI. His blood alcohol content was determined to be .28%.  Barry was charged with Aggravated DWI, and further ticketed for failure to keep right, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, and unregistered motor vehicle. He was released with tickets all returnable to the Town of North Elba Court.

Andrew M. Stott busted again for DWI; a slow learner!

New York State Police note that on March 29, 2018, Troopers out of SP Auburn arrested Andrew M. Stott, 26, of Weedsport, New York for felony driving while intoxicated (previous conviction within ten years), aggravated driving while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle while using a portable electronic device.

Troopers were dispatched to a property damage accident on West Genesee Street Road in the Town of Aurelius.  Stott was placed under arrest after failing standard field sobriety tests.  He was transported to SP Auburn where he provided a breath sample of .26% BAC.  Stott was arraigned in the Town of Aurelius Court and remanded to the Cayuga County Jail in lieu of $1,500 cash/$3,000 bond.  He is scheduled to reappear on April 4, 2018.

 

Hold on Joshua, Call a Cab

On March 29, 2018, Troopers out of SP Auburn arrested Joshua E. Ely, 23, of Auburn, New York for driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a BAC greater than .08% and inadequate head lights.

Ely was stopped on Genesee Street in the City of Auburn for having no head lights on.  He was placed under arrest after failing multiple standard field sobriety tests.  Ely was transported to SP Auburn where he provided a breath sample of .14% BAC.  Ely was issued uniform traffic tickets returnable to the City of Auburn Court on April 6, 2018.

Jose Gonzalez busted for DWI after fleeing from traffic stop until he slammed into a guardrail

Jose R. Gonzalez, 46, of Troy, NY, flees the traffic stop DWI New York State Police March 28, 2018

Guilderland, NY – On March 28, 2018, at approximately 10:57 p.m., State Police interviewed a motorist at exit 25 toll plaza located I-90, in the town of Guilderland. The driver of the vehicle Jose R. Gonzalez, age 46, of Troy, NY, flees the traffic stop and a short police pursuit was initiated. The pursuit continued for a short distance but self-terminated when the vehicle crashed into a guide-rail and sign. Gonzalez was taken into custody without further incident. He was transported and processed at SP Albany, where he was subsequently charged with:

  • Criminal Mischief 4th degree; a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Resisting Arrest; a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Obstruction of Governmental Administration 2nd degree; a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance 7th degree; a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Driving While Intoxicated; an Unclassified Misdemeanor
  • Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 1st degree; a Class E Felony
  • Multiple vehicle and traffic violations
Gonzalez was arraigned in the Town of Guilderland Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail without bail. No injuries reported.

Trooper Peter Viti injured by boozing driver

Trooper hit by DWI driver Photo courtesy of Citywide 911

New York State Police report that on Friday, March 16, 2018, at approximately 1:00 a.m., Trooper Peter Viti and Trooper Tyler Amodio were conducting a vehicle and traffic stop westbound on I-278.

After issuing the uniform traffic tickets to the operator, the Troopers were walking back to their troop car when a vehicle driven by Calogero Gaudesi, 31, of Staten Island, moved onto the shoulder and struck the rear end of the patrol vehicle.

The Troop car was pushed forward, striking Trooper Viti and the vehicle involved in the traffic stop.

Trooper Viti was propelled from the hood of the troop vehicle, over the guide rail and onto the grassy area adjacent to the roadway.

Trooper Viti was transported to Staten Island University Hospital North and is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Gaudesi was also taken to the same hospital where he was examined and released. The other driver was not injured.

Gaudesi was charged with driving while intoxicated, processed by the NYPD at the 120th Precinct and will be arraigned later.

REPEAT DWI DRIVER JONATHAN BERMUDEZ CHARGED WITH DWI FOR SECOND TIME AFTER CHASE THAT ENDED INTO A ROCK WALL

Jonathan Bermudez, age 31, of Queens, NY, DWI fleeing New York State Police repeat offender

Orangetown, NY – On March 28, 2018, at approximately 10:58 p.m., State Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop on I-87, in the town of Greenburgh for a vehicle and traffic violation. The Trooper activated his emergency lights and siren, but the vehicle sped off. After a short pursuit which ended on South Boulevard, in the town of Orangetown after the vehicle crashed into a rock wall. The driver Jonathan Bermudez, age 31, of Queens, NY, was taken into custody without further incident. Bermudez refused to submit to a breath or blood test to determine the alcohol and or drug content in his system. Additionally, he has a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years. He was transported and processed at SP Tarrytown, where he was subsequently charged with:

  • Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer in the 3rd degree; a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree; a Class A Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Endangerment of Property; a B Misdemeanor
  • Driving While Intoxicated; (previous conviction within ten years) a Class E Felony
  • Multiple vehicle and traffic violations
Bermudez was issued appearance tickets and traffic tickets which were made returnable to the Town of Orangetown Court on April 25, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. No injuries reported.
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