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50-Year-Old Drove Drunk At 3 Times Legal Limit In Westchester, Police Say

I-95 in New Rochelle.
I-95 in New Rochelle. Photo Credit: Tevenet on Pixabay/Google Maps street view

A 50-year-old man was charged after authorities said he drove on a highway in Westchester County while intoxicated at three times the legal limit.

Police pulled a vehicle over for multiple vehicle and traffic violations on I-95 in New Rochelle at about 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, according to New York State Police.

The driver, identified as Fairfield County resident Ismael Mercado-Palma, of Greenwich, was found to be intoxicated, police said.

He was brought into custody and found to have a BAC of 0.24 percent, authorities reported.

Police said Mercado-Palma was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated.

He was released on appearance tickets returnable on Tuesday, Aug. 30, according to the report.

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