One car, two arrests

September 13, 2023 at 10:36 p.m.

By DAVID TAPIA | Comments: 0 | Leave a comment

Port Chester police officers were called to an accident in the area of Breckenridge Avenue on Tuesday, Sept. 5, during which a vehicle had allegedly struck a fire hydrant.

According to the caller, after the alleged collision, the passenger of the vehicle reportedly exited, pulled the driver out, got in the car and proceeded to drive away.

The new driver of the gray Chevrolet Trailblazer had allegedly been driving away from the scene at 3:31 a.m., at times on the wrong side of the road, before officers performed a traffic stop. Officers verbally identified Johnathan Quito Errias, a 20-year-old resident of 66 Woodland Ave., as he allegedly could not produce a valid driver’s license. According to the police report, after observing open containers of booze in the vehicle and smelling the odor of alcohol when speaking with him, officers administered standard field sobriety tests.

Errias was allegedly unable to properly count his steps out loud and had difficulty keeping his balance without the use of his arms. When asked to take a preliminary breath test, he allegedly refused several times before being arrested. A blood test later revealed his alcohol content to be .15%, above the legal limit of .08.

The original driver, 227 Irving Ave. resident Francisco Saquinaula Guarango, was found shortly afterwards, asleep on the sidewalk on Breckenridge Avenue, according to the police report. When questioned about the incident, the 20-year-old was allegedly observed to have bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and impaired motor coordination. After refusing to participate in standard field sobriety tests, Guarango was also arrested.

Guarango was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and received infractions for refusing to take a breath test, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license.

Errias was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Additionally, he received infractions for driving without a valid driver’s license, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, driving a car with distorted visibility due to broken glass, having open containers of alcohol in a vehicle, refusing to submit to a chemical test, and driving on the wrong side of the road.


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