Drunk Saugerties Driver With Revoked License Crashed Car: Police
An allegedly intoxicated Saugerties man was arrested late Sunday night after police found his car broken down in a field off Sparling Road, authorities said.
Police responded to the area of Sparling Road for a report of a vehicle that had crashed into a ditch, and then proceeded to drive into a field, where it became disabled, authorities said. Officers then spoke with the vehicle’s driver, identified as Cesar Infante, 35, of Saugerties, who was “highly intoxicated and abusive toward officers,” authorities said.
Infante was taken into custody at the scene and transported to Saugerties Police Headquarters. A file check showed Infante’s driver’s license had been revoked due to a prior DWI conviction, and had 13 active suspensions on it as well.
During the booking process at police headquarters, Infante refused to submit to a chemical test and continued to be belligerent toward police, eventually spitting in the face of one officer, authorities said.
As a result, Infante was charged with harassment and obstructing governmental administration, felony DWI, and felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Infante was then released on his own recognizance, but needed to be returned home by the police as he was too intoxicated to walk and none of his contacts would come pick him up, authorities said.