ORANGETOWN, N.Y. -- Two men are facing charges of driving while intoxicated after Orangetown police arrested both in Nyack over the weekend.
Joseph Antennucci, 26, of Emerson, N.J., was arrested around 4:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13, on South Franklin Street in the village, police said.
The arresting officer pulled Antennucci over because, police said, his car looked like it had been in an accident.
Police said that Antennucci’s breath smelled of alcohol and he failed field sobriety tests.
Antennucci also refused to take a breathalyzer test once he was transported back to police headquarters, they said
He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor; and leaving the scene of an accident, a violation.
He was released and is due to appear in court on the charges on Tuesday, May 24.
Orangetown police also arrested Shawn Stephenson, 27, of Spring Valley.
Police said that Stephenson drove off Main Street in the village, struck a tree, and then drove away on Sunday, May 15.
When pulled over, Stephenson failed field sobriety tests and later, after taking a breathalyzer test, was found to have a blood alcohol content that was twice the legal limit, police said.
He was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor; and leaving the scene of an accident, a violation, police said.
Stephenson was released and is due in Nyack Justice Court on June 7.