From the City of Peekskill Police Department: The City of Peekskill Police Department, along with over 10,000 other law enforcement agencies across the country, participated in a Labor Day Weekend Stop DWI initiative designed to prevent the tragic consequences often associated with driving while intoxicated. Last weekend, thanks to a grant from the Westchester County Stop DWI program, extra officers were detailed specifically to target drunk drivers.
As a result of the initiative, six people were arrested and charged with DWI and over 35 summonses were issued for other offenses including speeding, failure to wear a seat belt, and unlicensed operation. The following subjects were charged with DWI:
A 59-year-old Cortlandt Manor man, Edwin Sanchez, was charged with DWI and operating a motor vehicle with a BAC over .08 percent on the 600 block of Washington Street on Sept. 1 at 10 p.m., police report.
Sanchez was stopped after nearly striking Officer Lemp’s vehicle head on while travelling on Washington Street. Sanchez, who failed several field sobriety tests, was taken into custody for DWI and found to have a BAC of .12%. He was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in Peekskill City Court on September 13, 2012 to answer the charges.
Peekskill resident Jamie Marcatona, 27, was charged with DWI and refusing to submit to a chemical test, misdemeanors, after police observed him operating a vehicle with a faulty headlight on Aug. 31 at 8:10 p.m. on South Street.
Peekskill resident Ramon Perez IV, 35, was stopped for having a loud exhaust and found to be operating a vehicle while intoxicated, police said. He was taken into custody and additionally charged with refusing to submit to a chemical test on Sept. 1 at 2:50 a.m. on Hudson Ave. and South St.
Cortlandt Manor resident Kathryne Walsh, 48, was charged with DWI and refusing to submit to a chemical test after being stopped for failing to stop at a stop sign and after allegedly failing several field sobriety tests on the 600 block of Highland Ave. on Sept. 1 at 8:10 p.m.
Xavier Castro, a 30-year-old Peekskill resident, was charged with DWI and refusing to submit to a Chemical Test on Sept.2 at 12:45 a.m. on the 500 block of Highland Ave. Castro was stopped after failing to dim his high beams to oncoming traffic. Castro allegedly failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody and additionally charged with Refusing to Submit to a Chemical Test. He was held for arraignment in Peekskill City Court without bail.
A 29-year-old Brewster resident, Miguel Arpi, was charged with DWI and operating a motor vehicle with a BAC over .08 percent on Sept. 3 at 1:36 a.m. on the 100 block of Welcher Ave. Arpi was stopped after turning right on red without making a stop and found to be under the influence of alcohol, police report. Arpi was takent into custody, was released on his own recognizance and is due to appear in Peekskill City Court on September 24, 2012.