ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - A 55-year-old Rockland County resident is facing multiple charges after being busted driving with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit and attempting to flee from police on Thanksgiving night, police said.
Officers from the Ramapo Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a driver from Airmont at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night after he was spotted swerving and crossing over the double yellow lines of the roadway multiple times.
Police said that when they attempted to stop the driver - whose name was not disclosed - he fled the scene and drove home.
Once stopped, officers arrested the man for driving while intoxicated, and a breathalyzer test determined that his blood alcohol content was more than double the legal limit. It was also revealed that his license was suspended. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The man was processed in the Village of Airmont Justice Court and released to a sober third party. He is due back in court later this year to answer the charges.
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