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Somers Man Drove Drunk In Yorktown With Revoked License, Police Say

Yorktown police charged Matthew J. O’Connell with driving while intoxicated and other felonies and misdemeanors.
Yorktown police charged Matthew J. O’Connell with driving while intoxicated and other felonies and misdemeanors. Photo Credit: File

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A Somers man is facing numerous charges after police said he was speeding and driving drunk early Sunday, April 24.

Matthew J. O’Connell, 22, of the hamlet of Shenorock, was arrested in Baldwin Place around 3:30 a.m., police said.

Police said an officer had spotted O’Connell speeding east on Route 6 and tried to stop him.

However, police said, O’Connell continued on into Somers where he was finally pulled over in a parking lot at Somers Commons, a shopping center in Baldwin Place.

O’Connell was charged with driving while intoxicated, a felony; driving with 0.08 or more blood alcohol content, a felony; first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony; operating a motor vehicle without an interlock device installed, a misdemeanor; and speeding, failure to maintain lane, failure to comply, and disregarding traffic controls, all traffic violations, police said.

O’Connell submitted to a breath test at the Yorktown police station and was released on $1,000 bail, police said.

He is to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on Thursday, April 28.

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