DWI Northern Westchester Man Nearly Hit Snow Embankment, Sheriff Says

A northern Westchester man was arrested after Putnam County Sheriff's deputies watched as failed to maintain a single lane and almost hit a snow embankment.

Michael H. Bernecker
Michael H. Bernecker Photo Credit: Putnam County Sheriff's Office

Michael H. Bernecker, 27, of North Salem, was arrested around 2 a.m. Saturday, March 10, when Sgt. William Quick stopped his vehicle in the Town of Southeast for the infractions and quickly realized Bernecker was intoxicated, the sheriff's office said.

Bernecker was charged with DWI with a BAC of .13 percent and traffic violations.

He was released and is due to appear in The Town of Southeast Justice Court on a future date.

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