Police: Woman Impaired By Drugs Lied About Identity
A Dutchess County woman gave troopers false information while she was allegedly impaired by drugs.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. Saturday, troopers received a report of an erratic vehicle traveling on Route 22 in the Town of Dover.
The vehicle was reportedly failing to maintain it's lane of travel, and had swerved into the oncoming lane of traffic.
Troopers located the vehicle in the Dover Middle School parking lot.
The operator, identified as Alyssa M. Bevilacqua, age 49, of Stormville NY, was observed to be exhibiting signs of physical impairment.
Bevilacqua was unable to produce a physical driver's license but gave identifying information which came back to a valid driver’s identification.
She failed Standardized Field Sobriety Tests that were administered to her and was arrested for DWI.
After the arrest and during the processing it was determined that Bevilacqua had provided false identification information to the arresting trooper.
Bevilacqua had in fact provided a relative's information in place of her own. After a check of her information, it was determined that Bevilacqua had a suspended drivers' license.
Bevilacqua was evaluated by a Drug Recognition Expert and processing of her was completed.
She was charged with Driving While Intoxicated – Drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation second degree, and Criminal Impersonation second degree.
She was arraigned in the Town of Dover, which placed a $500 cash bail or $1,000 bond.
Bevilacqua posted bail and was released. She is due back in court later this month.