Police Blotter: DWI charged in Nyack, Pearl River, Sparkill

NYACK – Orangetown police said town officers have arrested five people on drunken driving charges, including two who were involved in an accident.

– Alexa Clifford, 20, was stopped by a town officer for an early-morning traffic violation and appeared intoxicated. Police said she failed field sobriety tests and later failed a chemical breath test for alcohol. She was charged with driving while intoxicated and released pending an Aug. 12 hearing in Orangetown Town Court.

– Dennis Joy, 33, was charged with driving while intoxicated at 3:33 a.m. on Saturday on Main Street in Nyack, police said. He was stopped for a traffic violation and then failed field sobriety tests, according to police, who noted Joy later refused to take a chemical breath test for alcohol.

He was later released pending an Aug. 13 hearing in Nyack Village Court.

– John Gleason, 62, was charged with driving while intoxicated was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was involved with an accident in front of 4 Main Street in Pearl River about 9:57 p.m. on Saturday, police said.

Gleason, according to police, failed a chemical breath test for alcohol. He was later released pending an Aug. 13 hearing in Orangetown Town Court.

– Christopher A. Oliva, 53, was charged with driving while intoxicated, police said, after he was stopped for traffic violations at 1:24 a.m. Sunday on Route 304 in Pearl River.

Police said Oliva failed field sobriety tests and was taken to Orangetown Police Headquarters, where he refused to take a chemical breath test for alcohol. Oliva was later released on bail pending an Aug. 13 hearing in Orangetown Town Court.

– Eric J. Petrone, 34, was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was involved in an accident on Route 340 in Sparkill, police said.

Petrone, according to police, was driving on Route 340 when he struck a parked car on July 16. Police said Petrone tried to leave the scene of the accident but was stopped by town officers.

Police said Petrone failed sobriety tests and was taken to Orangetown Police Headquarters, where he refused to take a chemical breath test for alcohol. He was later released pending a hearing in Orangetown Town Court on Aug. 13.

Republished: Nyack Free Press