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Haverstraw Man Fights Officers To Avoid DWI Arrest In Orangetown

Brian Gonzalez of Haverstraw fought police as they tried to arrest him for DWI.
Brian Gonzalez of Haverstraw fought police as they tried to arrest him for DWI. Photo Credit: Orangetown Police Department

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- Orangetown police had to fight off a Haverstraw man as they attempted to arrest him for driving drunk Wednesday after he failed multiple sobriety tests, according to the Orangetown Police Department.

Brian Gonzalez, 27, was stopped by Orangetown Police for a traffic violation at 2:30 a.m. on Main Street in Nyack. When officers approached the vehicle, they could smell alcohol and noticed that Gonzalez was slurring his speech and had bloodshot eyes, police said.

After failing a series of sobriety tests at the scene, Gonzalez began to fight officers as they tried to arrest him for DWI, police said.

Officers were finally able to subdue Gonzalez and arrest him. He was taken to the Orangetown Police Headquarters where he refused to undergo a breathalyzer test, police added.

Gonzalez was charged with felony driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. He was released on bail and is due to appear in court on Jan. 5, 2017.

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