DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. The Dobbs Ferry Police Department along with the Westchester County police ran a safety checkpoint Saturday night on the Saw Mill River Parkway, which led to several arrests. Police stopped all cars going southbound at the checkpoint. Dobbs Ferry had six officers at the checkpoint.
- William Weiner, 47, of New York City was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a blood alcohol content higher than 0.08 percent, both misdemeanors; and driving while intoxicated with children in the car, a class E felony. Weiner was stopped around 11:30 p.m. with two 5-year-old boys, a 1-year-old boy and the childrens 44-year-old mother in the car. Police said Weiner submitted to a breath test and had a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent.
- Just after 1 a.m. a red pickup truck was stopped and police said an odor of marijuana was detected. Police said a drug recognition expert from the Westchester County Department of Public Safety determined that the driver was impaired. Kenneth Jackson, 37, of Yonkers was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a class A misdemeanor. He was later released on his own recognizance.
- About 1:25 a.m. a black Chevy Equinox was stopped at the checkpoint, and police said there was a strong odor of burning marijuana. Eddy Tovar, 24, of Yonkers was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation; and driving while ability impaired by drugs, a class A misdemeanor.
- Albaro Miranda, 24, of Camden, N.J., was a passenger in Tovars car. Officers said they found a gravity knife in his pocket. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, a class A misdemeanor.
- Just after 2:30 a.m. police arrested a 21-year-old New City resident and a 36-year-old Yonkers resident. Police said the woman was driving and officers smelled marijuana and observed a cigar-like item on the center console. Police said the man was asked to exit the vehicle, and he removed a baggie from his left sock with a substance believed to be marijuana. After a K-9 on the scene indicated marijuana was in the vehicle, officers found two more bags of a substance believed to be marijuana. Both were charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
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