New York: State Police snare Carl Palenik with DWAI Drugs charge after chase through two counties; DWI arrests statewide

The following arrests are reported by the  New York State Police:

CARL PALENIK – Too Fast, Too Dangerous to be outside of a jail cell…

PALENIK CARL DWAI New York State Police 102115
PALENIK CARL DWAI New York State Police 102115

On 10/15/15, New York State Police at Haverstraw arrested a 30 year old male, Carl Palenik, following a pursuit that began with the Town of Highlands Police in Orange County and ended in Stony Point, Rockland County.

Palenik was arrested following his failure to comply that ended with Palenik striking a New York State Police cruiser and then an uninvolved vehicle. Palenik traveled southbound in the northbound lane of the Palisades Parkway where he sideswiped an oncoming vehicle and was then taken into custody.

Palenik was charged with Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Unlawful Fleeing from Police in the Second Degree, AUO in the first degree, DWAI Drugs with a prior conviction, Resisting Arrest, Criminal Possession of Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree and numerous other Vehicle and Traffic Violations.

Palenik was arraigned in the Town of Stony Point and remanded to Rockland County Jail without bail pending future court appearance.

Yorman Pena-Pena charged with DWI by New York State Police

Yorman Pena-Pena DWI NYSP
Yorman Pena-Pena DWI NYSP

Cortlandt, New York – On October 17, 2015, New York State Police from the Cortlandt barracks arrested 38-year-old Yorman D. Pena-Pena, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, for Driving While Intoxicated, a Misdemeanor.

Troopers stopped the vehicle Pena-Pena was operating on State Route 9 following an erratic vehicle complaint broadcasted over Putnam County 911. Troopers located the vehicle in the Town of Cortlandt.  The driver, identified as Pena-Pena, was found to be intoxicated at the time of the stop.

The defendant supplied a positive breath sample that yielded a Blood Alcohol Content of 0.09%.  Pena-Pena is due to appear before the Town of Cortlandt Court on October 23, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

Kevin R. Hughes DWI NYSP 101815
Kevin R. Hughes DWI NYSP 101815

New York State Police, Zone I conducted a DWI Checkpoint in the Town of Pendleton, on Sunday afternoon, October 18, 2015.

Kevin R. Hughes, 25, of Amherst, NY was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. He was processed at SP Lockport which resulted in a BAC of 0.10%.

He is scheduled to appear in the Town of Pendleton Court on November 4, 2015.

On Thursday October 15, 2015 NYSP Fillmore was on patrol and stopped a vehicle on Merton Ave/Chapel St for the operator failing to signal turns.  The operator, Jeffrey S. Burr, was subsequently arrested for DWI and submitted to a breath test resulting in a .12 BAC.  Jeffrey was issued UTT’s for failure to signal, failure to submit to a PBT, and DWI with him returning to the Belfast Town Court on 10/27/2015 at 7 PM.

Bemis, Ricky charged with DWI with infant in vehicle NYSP 101415
Bemis, Ricky charged with DWI with infant in vehicle NYSP 101415

On October 14, 2015, at about 10:25 PM New York State Police arrested Ricky  L. Bemis, age 39 of Falconer, NY after a traffic stop for crossing into the center lane of ST-60 in the Town of Ellicott.   Field sobriety tests were performed after Troopers found Bemis’ speech to be slurred.  A computer check found that Bemis had a suspended and expired license and a warrant out of the City of Jamestown for Failure to Pay Fine.  Bemis was processed at SP Jamestown where a BAC of .10 was obtained.  He was charged with felony DWI under Leandra’s Law due to having a one-year-old passenger in his vehicle.  Bemis was also charged with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd and Moving from Lane Unsafely.  He was arraigned in the Town of Ellicott Court and committed to Chautauqua County Jail, no bail.  Another passenger in the car, Stephen J. Traver, age 30 of Jamestown, NY was also found to have an active warrant for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation 3rd out of the City of Jamestown Court.  Traver was turned over to Jamestown Police Department.

Speeding vehicle results in DWI arrest

(October 13, 2015 – Marilla, NY)  State Police stopped a vehicle on Clinton Street in the Town of Marilla after witnessing it traveling at an excessive speed.  The driver, Allois Schweickert, 66 of Alden had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from.  Field sobriety testing was performed on Schweickert, of which he failed all.  He was arrested for DWI and taken to the State Police Barracks in Alden form processing.  He recorded a BAC of .15%.  Schweickert was charged and ticketed for speeding and DWI, he is to appear in the Town of Marilla Court at a later date.

State Police Amity – Traffic Stop Leads to DWI Arrest

On Sunday October 11, 2015 New York State Police Fillmore was on patrol and stopped a vehicle on SR 19A for a speed of 67 MPH in a posted 55 MPH zone.  The operator, Teresa Y. Bush, was subsequently arrested for DWI and refused to submit to a breath test.  Bush was arraigned at the Town of Rushford Court and  released on her own recognizance to reappear before the Town of Hume Court on 11/12/2015 at 5 PM.
David Spacone DWI 101015 NYSP Niagra Falls NY

David Spacone took his party on the road

(Niagara Falls, NY – October 10, 2015) David R. Spacone, 27, was stopped for Failed to Keep Right, Moved from Lane Unsafely and Speeding on Porter Road.

Troopers detected an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from Spacone and a computer check revealed his driver’s license was suspended along with his vehicle’s registration.

Spacone was transported to SP Niagara for processing where he refused to take the breath test. He was issued Uniform Traffic Tickets returnable to the City of Niagara Falls Court on October 26, 2015.

Boozing Jessica Awakened by the Law

On October 14, 2015, State Police in Malone responded to McDonald’s restaurant on State

Jessica Deno DWI arrest by NYSP on 101415
Jessica Deno DWI arrest by NYSP on 101415

Route 11 for a report of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot.

Upon arrival, Troopers were directed to a gray Chevrolet Monte Carlo, which had been parked in the parking lot for approximately an hour with the engine running.

Troopers found the operator of the vehicle, 29 year-old Jessica M. Deno of Burke asleep in the front seat.  After awakening and interviewing Deno, Troopers determined she was intoxicated.  Deno was taken into custody, transported to SP Malone, and processed for driving while intoxicated.  Deno provided a breath sample, which yielded a .17% BAC.

Deno was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle 1st degree.

Deno was arraigned in the Town of Malone Court before Town Justice Charles Gardner and remanded to the Franklin County Jail in lieu of $1,000.00 cash bail or $2,000.00 bond.

Bad Boy Raysaun Slaughter drove like a maniac fleeing from cops

Slaughter, Raysaun Bad Boy DWI repeat offender NYSP 102015
Slaughter, Raysaun Bad Boy DWI repeat offender NYSP 102015

(Ithaca, NY – October 20, 2015) On October 20, 2015, at about 8:59 p.m., New York State Police in Ithaca arrested Raysaun R. Slaughter, 31, from Ithaca, NY for the felonies of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation 1st , the misdemeanors of reckless driving, unlawful fleeing a police officer in a vehicle 3rd and resisting arrest and numerous other vehicle and traffic law violations.  This arrest occurred after a short pursuit that began when a trooper attempted to stop Slaughter for driving with a rear license plate lamp that was not working while on State Route 96B in the Town of Ithaca.  After driving away the pursuit ended on Marshall Street in the City of Ithaca.  Slaughter was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit and brief struggle.  He was found to be driving while intoxicated and had multiple suspensions on his driver license.  This DWI arrest was a felony because Slaughter had a prior conviction for DWI within the last 10 years.  He refused to submit to a test of his blood alcohol content.  Slaughter was arraigned in the Town of Lansing Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $5,000.00 cash bail or $10,000.00 property bond.  His next court date in the City of Ithaca is on October 21, 2015.  The pursuit covered 2.7 miles, had a top speed of 65 mph and lasted 3 minutes.

NYSP arrested the Queen of Mean on repeat driving while impaired by drugs

Ipson, Melissa DWAI NYSP 101415
Ipson, Melissa DWAI NYSP 101415

(Barker, NY – October 14, 2015) On October 13, 2015, at about 6:47 a.m., New York State Police at Binghamton arrested Melissa Ipson, 34, of Liverpool, NY for the class D felony of criminal possession of a controlled substance 4th (stimulants), the class E felony of driving while ability impaired by drugs and the violation of possessing a controlled substance in a non-original container.

This arrest occurred after a trooper observed Ipson appearing disoriented as she sat in her vehicle at a gas pump and then drove to a parking space at the Mirabito on Castle Creek Road in the Town of Barker.  An investigation determined that she was driving while impaired by drugs and unlawfully possessed over 2 grams of cathinone bath salts (stimulants).

This driving while impaired by drugs arrest is a felony because she has a prior conviction within the last 10 years.  Ipson was arraigned at the Town of Barker court and remanded to the Broome County jail without bail set at this time.

Alexis Bliss was so blasted on booze she hit a traffic sign on I-81, say police

(Cortlandville, NY – October 3, 2015) On October 3, 2015, at about 12:13 a.m., New York State Police at Homer arrested Alexis R. Bliss, 48, from Mattydale, NY for the misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated with a B.A.C. result of .15% and other traffic violaitions.  This arrest occurred after troopers responded to a report of a disabled vehicle on the Exit 12 on ramp of Interstate 81 northbound in the Town of Cortlandville.  An investigation determined that she had driven off the roadway and struck a highway sign while intoxicated.  Bliss was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Cortlandville court on October 19, 2015.

Williams, Brooke M charged with DWI 100215
Williams, Brooke M charged with DWI 100215

Loopy Driving Told the Tale of DWI for Brooke M. Williams

(Oneonta, NY – October 2, 2015) On September 30, 2015, at about 10:46p.m., New York State Police at Oneonta arrested Brooke M. Williams, 22, of Oneonta, NY for the misdemeanor of driving while intoxicated with a B.A.C. result of .09%.  This arrest occurred after a vehicle and traffic law stop when Williams was observed failing to use a designated lane while driving on State Route 28 in the Town of Oneonta.  An investigation determined that she was driving while intoxicated.  Williams was issued tickets returnable to the Town of Oneonta court on October 13, 2015.

Temper-Tantrum DWI Driver Camille Exantus Refused to Give up Her Breath or Fingerprints; Ordered by Judge to Ink Up her Digits

Exantus, Camille DWI arrest on 100115 NYSP
Exantus, Camille DWI arrest on 100115 NYSP

(Ithaca, NY – October 2, 2015) On October 1, 2015, at about 12:57a.m., New York State Police at Newfield arrested Camille A. Exantus, 22, for the misdemeanors of driving while intoxicated and obstruction of governmental administration.  These arrests occurred after Exantus was observed driving erratically on Old Elmira road in the City of Ithaca.  An investigation determined that she was driving while intoxicated.  Exantus refused to submit to a test of her blood alcohol content.  She then refused to be fingerprinted or photographed while at the Newfield station.  Exantus was arraigned at the adjoining Village of Cayuga Heights court where she was ordered to allow her fingerprints and photograph to be taken.  After complying she was released without bail required.  Her next dates to appear are: October 6, 2015, for the obstructing governmental administration charge in the Town of Newfield court and October 7, 2015, for the DWI charge in the City of Ithaca court.

Kody’s great crash into jersey barrier on I-490 revealed DWI

On October 12, 2015 at 11:11 p.m., State Police from the Rochester barracks came upon a one-vehicle property damage accident on I-490, City of Rochester.  Investigation showed that the vehicle operator, Kody W. Mundt, age 26, from the Town of Hamlin, struck a cement barrier with his pick-up truck while he was intoxicated.  Mundt was arrested for misdemeanor DWI and submitted to a breath test with a result of .15 BAC.  He was issued tickets and is scheduled to appear before the City of Rochester Court on 10/29/2015 at 9:30 a.m.
Cops say Zachary Fletcher was driving stolen wheels and DWI
On October 10, 2015 the New York State Police at SP Wayland arrested Zachary Fletcher of Wallace, NY for one count each of Grand Larceny 4th and Driving While Intoxicated.
The investigation stems from a pair of 911 calls, the first involving the report of a stolen vehicle in the Town of Cohocton, and approximately 10 minutes later, a second call involving the report of a one-car MVA in the Village of Cohocton.
Fletcher was located nearby, and was issued an appearance ticket for the Town of Cohocton Court on October 13, 2015.
SP Canandaigua – DWI arrest

On October 11, 2015, troopers from the Canandaigua Station arrested Catarino R. Teodoro , 48, for driving while intoxicated.  At approximately 6:26 p.m., troopers while on patrol on SR 96 Town of Farmington observed a grey pickup operating at 70 mph in a 55 mph speed zone. A traffic stop on the vehicle was conducted and during the interview of Teodoro , troopers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath . Teodoro was transported to the SP Canandaigua  for processing and is to appear in court at a later date.
New York State Police report that on October 10, 2015 troopers from the Canandaigua Station arrested Tanazia E. Jeffries, 19, for Driving While Intoxicated.  At approximately 3:55 a.m.,Jeffries was stopped for crossing a hazard line as well as failure to signal during lane change.  While interviewing the operator, troopers detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage from her breath.  Standardized Field Sobriety Tests were administered and Jeffries was placed under arrest for DWI.  She later provided a breath sample resulting in a .19% blood alcohol concentration. She was processed and released to a sober third  party to appear in court at a later date.

New York State Police busted 219 DWI drivers over Labor Day holiday weekend

During the National “Drunk Driving, Drive Sober or get Pulled Over” campaign from August 21, 2015 through September 7, 2015, the New York State Police issued 47,359 tickets.

During the crackdown the New York State Police targeted impaired and distracted driving, speeding, move over violations and those not buckled up.

Of the tickets issued, 18,660 were for speeding, 2,522 child restraint and seat belt violations, 556 move over tickets, and 1,613 for distracted driving.

Troopers arrested 769 people for DWI during this crackdown enforcement. Troopers conducted sobriety checkpoints and more than 21,000 vehicles passed though. Seventy two of the motorists stopped were arrested for DWI.

During the Labor Day weekend from September 4, 2015 through September 7, 2015, the New York State Police issued more than 10,000 tickets. Below is a sample of the total tickets written.

Speed      4,349
Seat Belt  422
Move Over Law  133
Distracted Driver  312
Troopers arrested 219 people for DWI during this holiday period.