Evidence in the car
April 25, 2019 at 4:47 a.m.
A man driving a blue Toyota Corolla down Poningo Street was allegedly swaying across the double yellow lines before abruptly pulling over to the right onto a sidewalk near Bulkley Avenue on Saturday, Apr. 20.
Behind him, a Port Chester police officer saw the whole alleged ordeal and issued a traffic stop to the already halted vehicle at 4:30 a.m. Claiming the window did not work, the 42-year-old opened the door to speak to the cop, allegedly causing two empty Modelo beer cans to immediately fall out. At this point, the officer also allegedly saw several empty beer cans throughout the car’s interior, with an alleged recently opened can in the cup holder.
Originally the man allegedly claimed that he drank no alcohol that night. However, when asked about the empty cans in the car, he allegedly admitted to having three beers. He continued to explain that he was driving from Jomas Tavern on Westchester Avenue to his home at 79 Elmont Ave. and allegedly claimed he did not have a driver’s license.
The man continued to allegedly fail several onsite sobriety tests before his blood alcohol content was revealed at .15 percent, above the legal limit of .08. According to the police report, a background check later revealed that his license was suspended for a previous drunk driving incident.
Luis Vizhco Arias was charged with felony counts of driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. He was also charged with driving without an interlock device and having a suspended registration, misdemeanors.