Contact Us
Yorktown Daily Voice serves Yorktown, NY
Return to your home site

Menu

Yorktown Daily Voice serves Yorktown, NY

Nearby Towns

news

DWI Yorktown Resident Caught After Fleeing Scene Of Crash Near Officer

A Yorktown man was arrested for DWI after hitting a fire hydrant in front of a police officer.
A Yorktown man was arrested for DWI after hitting a fire hydrant in front of a police officer. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A man who crashed into a fire hydrant in front of a Yorktown police officer before fleeing the scene early Saturday morning was driving drunk, police said.

The Yorktown resident was charged with DWI and driving with a blood-alcohol content .08 percent or higher. The unidentified man was also charged with leaving the scene of a property damage auto accident and other traffic violations.

The man was arrested at 2:45 a.m. after Officer Matthew Racioppo observed a black Acura allegedly strike a fire hydrant at the intersection of Crompond Road and Old Yorktown Road, before fleeing the scene, police said.

The vehicle was eventually stopped on Old Yorktown Road and the driver was identified as a 21-year-old Yorktown resident. After interviewing the driver and conducting several sobriety tests, the defendant was arrested at the scene for DWI, police said.

He was released on his own recognizance to a sober party. The defendant is scheduled to appear in court on Nov, 7.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Yorktown Daily Voice!

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.