Police: Peekskill Driver Had Twice Legal Alcohol Limit

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Waymon Lawton, 45, of Peekskill was arrested at 4:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, police said. Photo Credit: Peekskill Police Department
William Ohan, 57, of Peekskill was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, and charged with driving while intoxicated and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors, police said. Photo Credit: Peekskill Police Department
Michael Smith, 47, of Cortlandt was arrested at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, and charged with possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony, Peekskill police said. Photo Credit: Peekskill Police Department

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. – A city man was charged early Saturday after he was found to be driving with a blood alcohol concentration twice the legal limit, police said.

Waymon Lawton, 45, was arrested at 4:45 a.m. and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, in the 400 block of Washington Street by Police Officer Anthony Nappi.

Police responded to a single-car accident on Washington Street and found the operator of the vehicle, Lawton, unharmed. Further investigation revealed Lawton’s blood alcohol concentration was twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent, police said. Lawton was charged and released and is scheduled to appear in City Court at a later date.

The following item also was reported by Peekskill police:

DWI: William Ohan, 57, of Peekskill was arrested at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, in the 1000 block of North Division Street. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, both misdemeanors. Police said they saw a Toyota Highlander being operated in an erratic manner and stopped the vehicle, and immediately smelled a strong odor of a alcohol on the driver’s breath. Ohan failed sobriety tests and later was found to have a blood alcohol concentration greater than 0.08 percent, police said. Ohan was also charged with operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. He was released with a return date in City Court.

Forged Prescription: Michael Smith, 47, of Cortlandt was arrested on Main Street at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, and charged with possession of a forged instrument, a class D felony, by Detective Ralph D'Aliso. Smith is accused of presenting a forged prescription to a local pharmacy on Jan. 2. He was arrested at his residence in Cortlandt Manor and was held for arraignment.

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angel125:

If william Ohan was not hurt while he was driving drunk,how did his face get so messed up,a beat down??

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