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Man Drove Drunk With Two Kids In Vehicle In Red Hook, Police Say

Route 9 (Albany Post Road) and Old Post Road North in Red Hook.
Route 9 (Albany Post Road) and Old Post Road North in Red Hook. Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A 911 call led to the discovery of a man driving drunk at nearly three times the legal limit with two young children in the vehicle in the area, according to police.

Police in Dutchess County responded around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in Red Hook.

Patrol units located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop on Route 9 at the intersection of Old Post Road North, Red Hook Police said. 

Upon interview and investigation, the driver of the vehicle, a 48-year-old New York City resident, was found to be intoxicated by alcohol with two children under the age of 10 in the vehicle, according to police. 

He subsequently provided a breath test which resulted in a .23 percent blood alcohol content, nearly three times the legal limit. 

The man, whose name was not released by police, was charged with two counts of aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child in the car, both felonies (Leandra's Law), as well as three counts of drunk driving, all misdemeanors. 

He was processed and released on tickets with a future court date. 

 The children were released to a custodial parent.

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