BEDFORD, N.Y. – Benjamin S. Goldberg, 21, of Mount Kisco was charged with driving while intoxicated after he was stopped Wednesday for making an improper left turn out of the Katonah A&P parking lot, according to a Bedford police report.
At 2:40 a.m., a Bedford police officer stopped Goldberg's black Honda sport utility vehicle as it drove out of the lot onto Bedford Road. The officer said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver.
According to police, when Goldberg was asked to display his license, he did so but told the officer the license had expired.
Police said that Goldberg failed field sobriety tests and that a chemical test showed his blood alcohol content to be 0.22 percent, which raised the charge to aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor. He also was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a license, failing to turn as required and making an unsafe lane change, all infractions.
He was released on his own recognizance and is due July 26 in Bedford Town Court.
The following item also was reported by Bedford police:
DWI: Joseph G. Perez, 62, of Bedford Hills was pulled over at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, on Adams Street after an officer saw him cross the center line several times, police said. The officer said he was following Perez because he had noticed that the vehicle's license plate was obstructed by a bike rack. Perez smelled of alcohol and failed field sobriety tests, then refused a Breathalyzer test at police headquarters, police said. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor; unsafe lane change, an infraction; and a license plate display violation. Perez was released on his own recognizance and is to appear July 26 in Bedford Town Court.