Man accused of drunk driving in the snow

As the heaviest snowfall of the year was tapering down this morning, 30-year-old John Coppola of Stamford, CT stands accused of driving while intoxicated on Route 17. Coppola was pulled over at the intersection of 17 and Liberty Rock Rd. at 10:30 a.m. after a Ramapo police officer determined his 2001 Ford Focus was following another vehicle too closely.

Police claim they found Coppola to be inebriated upon examination. He is being held by police pending his arraignment.

Rockland County received between four and eight inches of snow Friday night into Saturday morning.