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Croton DWI Suspect Charged With Setting Fire At Peekskill Police Station

Peekskill police arrested several men on suspicion of drunken driving recently and one on suspicion of burglary and criminal mischief.
Peekskill police arrested several men on suspicion of drunken driving recently and one on suspicion of burglary and criminal mischief. Photo Credit: Flickr

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- A Croton man was charged with drunken driving and arson recently after setting a fire inside police headquarters with a blood alcohol content more than twice the legal limit, according to city police.

Bruce Phillips was pulled over on Main Street after an officer saw him driving erratically about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 28, according to police.

Officers soon determined that Phillips had been driving with a blood alcohol content of .21 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent, according to police.

The 36-year-old was arrested at the scene and taken to police headquarters where, according to police, he lit a fire in a waste paper basket.

Phillips, who faces counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated and second-degree arson, was later arraigned, according to police.

Phillips' arrest was one of several reported recently in the city.

Between 5:20 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 3:15 a.m. Aug. 28, police charged three other men with charges related to drunken driving. According to police, they are:

  • Clarence Jones, 54, of Buchanan, who is accused of crashing a car while driving with a blood alcohol content of .14 percent. Jones was arrested on suspicion of DWI about 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 27.
  • Innocent Dlamini, 33, of Ossining, who is accused of driving with a blood alcohol content of .19 percent. Dlamini was arrested on suspicion of aggravated DWI about 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 28.
  • Christian Saralazo of White Plains, who is accused of being drunk during a single-car crash near Park Street and Armstrong Avenue about 3:15 a.m. on Aug. 28. Saralazo has been charged with DWI.
Danny Moya, 30, of Tarrytown was arrested Thursday after police accused him of breaking into unoccupied rooms at the Inn on the Hudson, according to police.

Moya, who is accused of stealing three televisions, was caught red-handed in one of the hotel's vacant rooms and arrested, according to police, who said the 30-year-old was being held for arraignment in Peekskill City Court.

Moya faces charges of third-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief, according to police.

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