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Man Driving Wrong Way In Westchester Charged With DWI

Simon Rashid, 31
Simon Rashid, 31 Photo Credit: New York State Police

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A man driving the wrong way on I-87 near the Tappan Zee Bridge Saturday morning has been charged with DWI.

State Police responded to a report of a wrong way Nissan Xterra traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-87 in Tarrytown at approximately 2:34 a.m. Saturday.

Troopers, with the assistance of Wrecker 1 (the stand-by tow truck), quickly pulled the vehicle over before any incidents.

The driver of the vehicle, Simon Rashid, 31, of Hollis, New York, was found to be intoxicated, state police said.

Rashid was transported and processed at State Police barracks in Tarrytown, where he refused to submit to a breath test to determine the alcohol content in his system. He was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated and multiple vehicle and traffic violations.

Rashid was turned over to a sober third party and released on appearance tickets returnable to the Village of Tarrytown Court on a future date.

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