Spring Valley Man Charged as Repeat Drunken Driver, Accused of Avoiding Anti-DWI System for Cars

unnamed1SPRING VALLEY – A 30-year-old Spring Valley man has been arrested on felony drunken driving charges after he was spotted driving erratically in Spring Valley, according to the Rockland County Sheriff’s Department.

Oscar Lemus-Linares was stopped on South Central Avenue at about 3:54 a.m. on Sunday by a Sheriff’s officer. An investigation found that Lemus-Linares was intoxicated, police said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a felony, because of a previous DWI conviction, police said.

He was also cited for driving without a license and driving a vehicle without a court-ordered ignition interlock device, which prevents a driving who is intoxicated from being able to start a vehicle. He was charged with a second felony, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, as well.

Lemus-Linares was arraigned in Spring Valley Village Court and ordered held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City on $1,500 bail pending a Jan. 16 hearing in Spring Valley.

Republished: Nyack Free Press