Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley, Jr. reports recent intoxicated driver arrests recorded by members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department.
On November 14, 2018, at approximately 5:47 pm, Sergeant Timothy Keith, while patrolling State Route 6, in the Town of Southeast, observed a vehicle commit a traffic violation. Sergeant Keith initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. Upon further investigation Sergeant Keith determined that the driver, 48-year-old Fredy Munoz-Mendez was allegedly, intoxicated. Mr. Munoz-Mendez was placed under arrest and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing. Mr. Munoz-Mendez was charged with Driving While Intoxicated (Misdemeanor).
Mr. Munoz-Mendez was processed and released on his own recognizance. Mr. Munoz-Mendez was issued an appearance ticket returnable to the Town of Southeast Justice Court.
On November 21, 2018, at about 9:00 pm, Deputy Matthew Shelters, while on a STOP DWI Crackdown Enforcement Patrol Detail, observed a vehicle commit traffic violations, in the area of Pudding Street and the Taconic State Parkway. Deputy Shelters also observed the vehicle travel at a high rate of speed and then bounce off of a curb, located on the right side of the roadway, and slam into the center guard-rail. Deputy Shelters made contact with the driver, who was the only occupant of the vehicle. Upon further investigation Sergeant Keith determined that the driver, 21-year-old Luis R. Alonzo Santos, who was not injured in the crash, was allegedly, intoxicated. Deputy Shelters attempted to place Mr. Alonzo-Santos under arrest to which Mr. Alonzo-Santos resisted arrest. Mr. Alonzo-Santos was eventually placed into custody and transported to the Putnam County Correctional Facility for arrest processing. While at the Putnam County Correctional Facility, Mr. Alonzo-Santos provided Deputy Shelters with a false name. Mr. Alonzo-Santos was processed and charged with Reckless Driving (Misdemeanor), Driving While Intoxicated (Misdemeanor), Driving while having a BAC in excess of .08 (Misdemeanor), Resisting Arrest (Class A Misdemeanor), False Personation (Class B Misdemeanor), along with other Vehicle and Traffic Law Violations.
Mr. Alonzo-Santos was arraigned by the Honorable Justice Louis Dicarlo, of the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court. Justice Dicarlo remanded Mr. Alonzo-Santos to the Putnam County Correctional Facility on $3,500.00 cash-bail/ $7,000.00 bail-bond. Mr. Alonzo-Santos posted bail and is due back in the Town of Putnam Valley Justice Court.