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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE #22-06 Issued on: 07/20/22 @12:00 p.m.
New Windsor Police responded to a motor vehicle collision on Sloop Hill Road at the intersection of U.S. Route 9W on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 4:00 a.m. The collision involved a single car into a guard rail and there were no injuries.
Investigation at the scene by Police Officer Ryan Sussman determined that the driver’s ability to operate the vehicle was impaired by alcohol. The driver was placed under arrest and transported to New Windsor Police Headquarters where a chemical breath test was administered. The test determined the driver’s blood alcohol content (B.A.C.) to be .20%. This is 2 ½ times the New York State Legal limit of .08% B.A.C.
The driver, Maria E. Corcuera, 44 years old of Poughkeepsie NY was charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor. She was released after being issued an appearance ticket and 4 traffic tickets to appear in the Town of New Windsor Municipal Court on July 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Note: NYS Law defines Aggravated DWI as a driver that has a verified Blood Alcohol Content above .18% as verified through a chemical breath test.