Motorists Face Misdemeanor Charges
Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith reports the recent arrests of motorists on misdemeanor charges.
On October 28, 2013 at 11:02 a.m., while patrolling Secor Road in the Town of Carmel, Deputy Sheriff Paul Piazza observed a motorist commit a traffic violation. Upon initiating a traffic stop of the vehicle, the deputy determined that the driver, identified as Serena A. Calicchia, 28, of 2 Saint Anthony Place, Mahopac held a suspended license. The deputy further determined that Ms. Calicchia had failed to comply with a court order directing her to have installed an ignition interlock device, and that Ms. Calicchia was the subject of an active arrest warrant issued by the Town of Cortlandt Justice Court. The deputy arrested Ms. Calicchia and charged her with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Third Degree, and with Circumvention of an Interlock Device, misdemeanors. The defendant was processed at the scene and then turned over to the custody of the New York State Police for further action regarding the arrest warrant. The defendant will be required to appear in the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court on November 21, 2013 to answer the charges.
On October 31, 2013 at 1:24 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Johnathan Cihanek stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Route 22 in the Town of Patterson. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as John C. Broggy, 41, of 51 Java Road, Patterson held a revoked license. The deputy arrested Mr. Broggy and charged him with Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor. The defendant was processed and released in his own recognizance pending a future appearance in the Town of Patterson Justice Court to answer the charges.
If found guilty of the misdemeanor charges, the defendant could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.