Police said town officers went to Catherine Street in Nyack at about 11:10 p.m. on Saturday to investigate a complaint of a dispute and an unwanted person. The led police to stop Douglas J. Laforge, 40, of 14 Suffern Road, Hillburn.
Laforge, police said, was found to be driving a 1998 Ford Escort while intoxicated. Police said he failed field sobriety checks and the investigation led to the discovery of a marijuana cigarette and a glass pipe containing a small amount of crack cocaine.
Police said Laforge was charged with felony DWI because of two previous DWI convictions within the past 10 years. Additionally, he was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, and seventh-degree criminal possession of a a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. He was also cited for unlawful possession of marihuana, a violations.
He was arraigned by Nyack Judge Robert Knoebel and was ordered held in the Rockland County Correctional Center in New City on $1,500 bail pending a hearing in Nyack Village Court.