8 Arrested in Dutchess County of St. Patrick’s Day Weekend
The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office announced 8 arrests in the county over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Police say one intoxicated driver provided a fake name and had an active warrant.
On Saturday around 11:45 p.m., 36-year-old Victor D. Ovano, of Pougkeepsie, was stopped for a traffic violation on Church Street in the City of Poughkeepsie. He was arrested for misdemeanor charges of DWI and aggravated DWI, a BAC of .18% or greater.
Police say it was discovered that Ovano gave a fake name, likely because of a prior DWI charge and he was wanted on a warrant. Subsequently, both DWI charges were increased to felonies due to his prior DWI conviction from Nov. 2013 in the Town of Poughkeepsie.
A further investigation revealed that Ovano had his license revoked for a DWI related offense. He was additionally charged with 1st-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, felony, and criminal impersonation, a misdemeanor.
Ovano was turned over to the Town of Poughkeepsie Police on the active warrant. He is due back in Poughkeepsie City Court on March 24.
On Sunday around 5:00 a.m., 29-year-old Raul Barbecho-Sinchi, of Poughkeepsie was stopped for a traffic infraction on Springside Avenue in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Police say he was intoxicated and arrested for a misdemeanor DWI.
An investigation revealed that Barbecho-Sinchi had a suspended license for a prior DWI related offense. He was additionally charged with 1st-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony. He is due in Poughkeepsie Town Court on April 12.
Additionally the sheriff’s office made five other misdemeanor impaired driving arrests and one operating without an ignition interlock device arrest this past weekend.