No guiding light home
November 16, 2023 at 12:14 a.m.
A Port Chester police officer was patrolling South Main Street on Saturday, Nov. 11, when they allegedly witnessed a black Jeep Liberty driving down North Main Street with only one headlight on. The officer performed a traffic stop after allegedly seeing the car drive onto the other side of the yellow markings on the road.
While speaking with the driver, Nestor Tusa-Guayllasaca, the officer allegedly observed his eyes to be glassy and asked him to consent to standard field sobriety tests. During the tests, police claim the 457 West St. resident was unable to follow a stimulus with just his eyes and had difficulty standing on one leg.
Tusa-Guayllasaca allegedly refused to submit to a breath test and was arrested at 3:03 a.m. While in police custody, the 40-year-old allegedly refused the chemical test three more times.
Tusa-Guayllasaca was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He also received infractions for refusing to take a breath test, driving on the wrong side of the road and driving with less than two functional headlights on in the dark.