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Police: Man Driving 20 MPH Below Speed Limit On Sprain Faces Drug Charges

Joel Agostinelli-Tejada
Joel Agostinelli-Tejada Photo Credit: New York State Police

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A man from the Bronx is facing felony charges after being busted by police while driving suspiciously slow on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Mount Pleasant.

On Monday, state police announced that 24-year-old Joel Agostinelli-Tejada was facing multiple charges after he was stopped on the parkway by troopers for driving his Toyota 35 mph in a listed 55 mph speeding zone.

During the subsequent traffic stop, troopers determined that Agostinelli-Tejada was in possession of an illegal weapon, marijuana and marijuana that counted PCP, police said. A Drug Recognition Expert evaluated Agostinelli-Tejada and confirmed that he was driving his vehicle under the influence of drugs.

Agostinelli-Tejada was charged with a felony count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired by drugs, both misdemeanors. He was also charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

Agostinelli-Tejada was arraigned in the Town of Mount Pleasant Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail. He is due back in court later this year.

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