In less than eight hours on Friday night into Saturday morning, said they arrested three men on drunk driving charges in separate incidents that included an accident on Main Street in Nyack and a car ending up on the front lawn of a home in Sparkill.
- Steven Branda, 22, of Valley Cottage, was charged with drunk driving after he was stopped for a traffic violation Saturday morning in Nyack, according to Orangetown police.
Branda was stopped about 3:21 a.m. at Main Street and Midland Avenue. While being questioned, police said they discovered Branda was intoxicated and he was then arrested and taken to Orangetown police headquarters in Orangeburg. He was later released pending an April 13 hearing in Nyack Village Court on a charge of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.
- Andrew D. Haughton, 50, of Northvale, NJ, was charged with drunk driving Saturday after he was involved with an accident on Main Street in Nyack, police said.
Haughton’s 2000 Volkswagon Passat was in an accident about 12:53 a.m. Police said that as they investigated the accident they found Haughton was intoxicated.
Haughton, according to police, failed a field sobriety check and was then taken to police headquarters, where he failed a chemical breath test for alcohol.
Haughton was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and later released to a friend pending a March 27 Nyack Village Court hearing.
No one was injured in the accident.
- Richard Yankay, 62, of Orangeburg, was charged with drunk driving Friday after his car ran off a road in Sparkill and ended up on the front lawn of a home, according to police.
Orangetown police officers went to the scene of an accident on Washington Street in Sparkill at about 7:50 p.m. on Friday, finding that Yankay’s 1999 Lincoln Navigator had run off the road. In addition to the car being damaged, police said the car damaged the front lawn of the home and a fence.
During their investigation police said they found Yankay was intoxicated. Police said Yankay refused to perform a field sobriety test and later at Orangetown police headquarters he refused to take a chemical breath test for alcohol.
Yankay, who was not injured in the crash, was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and later released pending a March 28 hearing in Orangetown Town Court in Orangeburg. He was also cited for refusing to take the alcohol test, which is a violation.