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Hutchinson River Parkway
Police say a pair of Connecticut men were arrested early this morning on weapons charges following a traffic stop on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Scarsdale.
The car, they say, was pulled over around 4:45 a.m. after officers allegedly clocked the car driving 85 miles per hour on the parkway near North Avenue in New Rochelle. The car was eventually pulled over by Weaver Street in Scarsdale.
While speaking with the driver, police say they detected an odor of alcohol on the man's breath and marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. A computer check revealed the driver's license had been suspended. A gun was also discovered inside a gap in the engine compartment and a small amount of marijuana, according to police.
They placed under arrest 39 year old Twan Singleton of New Haven, Connecticut. The passenger, 39 year old Anthony Smith of new Haven was also arrested when police discovered the gun. Both men claimed to have no knowledge of the weapon.
A Waterbury, Connecticut man is under arrest on felony drug charges following a traffic stop last night on the Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle.
Westchester County Police say they arrested 27 year old Christopher Ruggiero, a passenger in the vehicle with 3rd Degree Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance with the intent to sell, after he was found in possession of 214 glassine envelopes of heroin.
Cops say they stopped the car shortly after 10 p.m. on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway near Webster Avenue for a traffic infraction. They later determined that the driver of the car did not have a valid license, nor did his passenger, and the vehicle was impounded.
Westchester County is turning up the heat on drug traffickers. Its newly launched effort known as Operation Pressure Point kicked off a week ago, and already officials have seized two kilos of cocaine, a .50-caliber revolver and other handguns, more than $500,000 in cash and a quantity of heroin and marijuana.
Westchester County Police say a Connecticut man was arrested July 13 after he allegedly drove drunk with his 15 year old son in the car -- and then pulled over to let the boy drive the vehicle.
Cops say they arrested 41 year old Felix Zaruma of Steelman Avenue, Danbury, as he was allegedly driving erratically on the northbound Hutchinson River Parkway in White Plains around 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.
Police say they observed Zaruma pull over to the left shoulder and switch places with the 15 year old boy who was in the passenger seat. The boy told police that he was asked to drive because he feared his father was about to fall asleep behind the wheel.
Police spokesman, Kieran O'Leary says Zaruma failed a sobriety test and was placed under arrest, charged with a felony count of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated under Leandra's Law, which makes a DWI a felony when a child of 15 years or younger is in the vehicle.
A New Rochelle police officer has been suspended without pay following an early morning drunk driving accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Pelham. Westchester County police say 29-year-old Jamillah Blair, a New Rochelle resident, is facing charges of DWI and leaving the scene of an accident. Detectives say a northbound motorist collided head-on with a stopped car, facing the wrong way on the parkway near Wolfs Lane at 3:13 a.m.
A female driver was rescued after her car veered off the Hutchinson River Parkway Wednesday afternoon and into the river.
The unidentified driver was traveling northbound on the parkway when her car veered off the roadway near the Mamaroneck Avenue Exit around 1 p.m. and into the river. A passerby who witnessed the accident stopped to help, as did three police officers who happened upon the scene. The woman was pulled to safety from the partially submerged vehicle.
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