Motorists Face DWI Charges

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith announces the arrest of two motorists on DWI charges.

On March 1, 2014 at 2:44 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Frederick Mark stopped a motorist who had committed a traffic violation on Main Street in the Village of Brewster. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Christopher Rawletine, 40, of 360 West 55th Street, New York, New York was intoxicated. The deputy arrested Mr. Rawletine and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after the man failed a series of standardized filed sobriety tests. The defendant was processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and released to a family member pending a future appearance in the Village of Brewster Justice Court to answer the charge. If found guilty of the misdemeanor charge, the defendant could face up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00.

On March 2, 2014 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Deputy Sheriff Wiliam Rossiter stopped a motorist who had committed traffic violations on the Taconic State Parkway in the Town of Putnam Valley. The deputy determined that the driver, identified as Reynold Rodriguez, 42, of 11 Benview Drive, Hyde Park, New York was intoxicated. The deputy arrested Mr. Rodriguez and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, after the man failed a series of standardized field sobriety tests. The deputy upgraded the man’s charge to a felony after it was discovered that the man had previously been convicted of a DWI offense in 2011. The defendant was processed at the Putnam County Correctional Facility and held pending arraignment. If found guilty of the felony charge, the defendant could face up to four years in a New York State Correctional Facility and a fine of up to $5,000.00.