Officials charged a 63-year-old Putnam Valley man with driving while ability impaired by alcohol following a traffic stop in town this weekend.
State troopers from the Cortlandt barracks stopped the man at about 5 p.m. Saturday on East Main Street for failing to maintain his lane and failing to signal. Officials say he hit the curb as he pulled over for police.
The defendant failed standardized field sobriety tests, according to authorities. His blood-alcohol level was 0.07 percent. A driving while intoxicated charge typically indicates a blood-alcohol level of at least 0.08 percent.
Troopers charged the defendant with driving while ability impaired by alcohol, a violation. He is due in Cortlandt Justice Court Sept. 20.