WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a Westchester man who was driving with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit.
New York State Police troopers stopped 28-year-old Edward Amaya of Yonkers shortly after 2 a.m. on Saturday morning after spotting an equipment violation.
During the subsequent traffic stop, police said that Amaya was found to be intoxicated. After being brought into custody under suspicion of DWI, police said Amaya’s blood-alcohol content was .19 percent. It is his second DWI conviction in the last 10 years, which upgrades his charge to a felony.
Amaya was arrested and charged with a felony count of driving while intoxicated with a previous conviction in the past 10 years and aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than .18 percent, a misdemeanor. He was also cited for several vehicle and traffic violations.
After being turned over to a sober third party, Amaya was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on Dec. 1 to answer the charges.
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