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Three Face DWI Charges After Separate Orangetown Stops

Two Rockland residents and a Bronx resident were arrested on DWI charges.
Two Rockland residents and a Bronx resident were arrested on DWI charges. Photo Credit: Orangetown Police

ORANGETOWN, N.Y. - Since Dec. 5, the Orangetown Police Department has charged drivers with drunk driving in three separate incidents.

While on patrol shortly before 3 a.m. on Dec. 5, an officer stopped Andrew Letterese, 29 of Congers, for a traffic violation. The officer then asked that Letterese perform the standard field sobriety tests and a breath test, both of which he allegedly failed. He was taken into custody and charged with a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. He was released and is due at Nyack Court on Jan. 5.

On Monday, at approximately 6:30 p.m. an officer on patrol charged Barbara Adu-Gyamfi, 28, of Nanuet, with driving while intoxicated following an accident on Middletown Road in Pearl River. The officer reported that her breath smelled of alcohol and that her eyes were glassy when speaking with her. Police report that she was driving with a suspended license after she refused to do all field sobriety tests.

Police then tried to take Adu-Gyamfi into custody which she actively resisted. When officers did get her to the department, she refused to take a chemical test. Officers then charged her with felony first degree aggravated unlicensed operation and the misdemeanors of driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. She was released on bail and is due back in court on Tuesday to answer all charges.

On Thursday, police stopped Christopher Douglas, 38 of the Bronx, for a traffic violation on the Pallisades Interstate Parkway in Pearl River. During the stop, the officer determined that Douglas was intoxicated and had him perform several standard field sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed. When brought to the station, Douglas refused to take a chemical test. He was released on bail and is due in court on Jan. 11.

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