ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. - A Rockland man is facing a drug charge after being stopped for drinking and driving by police from Orangetown in Nyack during a late night stop over the weekend.
Officers from the Orangetown Police Department conducted a traffic stop shortly before 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24 after 34-year-old Spring Valley resident Elwis Kangootul was spotted committing a vehicle and traffic violation.
During the subsequent stop, officers reported that they smelled alcohol on Kangootul's breath and the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his vehicle. Kangootul also allegedly had glassy eyes and impaired speech.
Kangootul proceeded to fail multiple Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, and futher investigation determined that he was in possession of several white pills that tested positive for Oxycodone. He was arrested at the scene and charged with driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors. Kangootul was arraigned and released on $200 bail. He is due back in the Village of Nyack Justice Court to answer the charges next month.
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