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Broken Headlight Leads To DWI Charges In Scarsdale

A Bridgeport man was arrested in Scarsdale with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit.
A Bridgeport man was arrested in Scarsdale with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit. Photo Credit: File

A 33-year-old driver who was stopped by police in Scarsdale for a non-functioning headlight is facing misdemeanor charges after being busted driving with a blood alcohol content nearly double the legal limit over the weekend.

Shortly after 6 a.m. on Saturday morning, police conducting standard traffic enforcement on Post Road spotted a Mercedes-Benz traveling on the roadway with a broken driver’s side headlight, prompting the officer to Bridgeport resident Rodrigo Alves-Dosreis.

Before coming to a halt, officers said that Alves-Dosreis swerved several times between the left and center median. During the subsequent stop, officers reported that there was a strong smell of alcohol on the driver’s breath, his eyes were glassy and his speech was slurred. Alves-Dosreis told police that he had been at the Hudson Grille in White Plains and stated that he had “four or five beers.”

After failing several Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Alves-Dosreis submitted to an alco-sensor pre-screening test, which indicated the presence of alcohol on his breath with a reading of .143 percent. Alves-Dosreis was then placed under arrest by officers.

At Scarsdale Police Headquarters, it was determined that Alves-Dosreis had a blood alcohol content of .14 percent, nearly double the legal limit. He was arrested and charged with misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated and driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent. Alves-Dosreis was also cited for equipment violations for the broken headlight.

Alves-Dosreis was released on his own recognizance and is due back in Scarsdale Village Court later this year.

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