WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A Scarsdale resident was arrested over the weekend on DWI and drug charges after being involved in a one-vehicle crash with a pickup truck that was reported stolen in White Plains.
At approximately 12:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 26, police in Scarsdale were dispatched to the intersection of Ogden and Kent Road, where there was a reported accident. Upon arrival, officers said that the driver, 22-year-old Gustav Inirioakuetey, was next to the vehicle and “appeared to be disoriented and disheveled, with a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and bloodshot eyes.”
Inirioakuetey failed several Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, nearly falling over during a Walk-and-Turn test, police said. An alco-sensor pre-screening breath test registered that he had a blood alcohol content of .10. During a search, police found a small ziplock bag with marijuana and another bag containing eight prescription pills. Inirioakuetey was arrested at the scene and transported to Scarsdale Police Headquarters.
At Police Headquarters, officers were able to determine that Inirioakuetey was in possession of five grams of marijuana and the pills were Alprazolam, pills used to treat anxiety and panic disorder, according to drugs.com.
According to police, Inirioakuetey was not the registered owner of the vehicle involved in the accident, which was instead registered to a man in White Plains, who earlier in the day had notified his local police department that he wanted to report the vehicle as stolen.
Inirioakuetey was charged with a felony count of criminal possession of stolen vehicle. He was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, driving while intoxicated, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content greater than .08 percent and unauthorized use of a vehicle, all misdemeanors. He was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and for driving with an open container.
Inirioakuetey was released to a parent’s custody on $250 cash bail. He is due back in court on Wednesday, March 29.