A Pearl River man was charged with drunk driving and resisting arrest Saturday after an accident in a parking lot at mall in West Nyack, according to Clarkstown police.
Patrick Devlin, 21, was so intoxicated, according to police, that he could not take a field sobriety test. Police said that as town officers tried to arrest Devlin he struggled with officers and had to be forcibly subdued.
After he was arrested, police said they also found marijuana and prescription medications in Devlin’s possession. Devlin was taken to Nyack Hospital for a blood test to determine the amount of alcohol in his system and later taken to police headquarters in New City for processing and arraignment in Clarkstown Town Court.
Devlin was arraigned by Town Judge Howard Gerber and ordered held in the Rockland County Correctional Facility in New City on $1,000 bail pending a hearing in Town Court today. Devlin was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and fifth-degree criminal possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor.
Devlin's arrest was one of five DWI arrest in Clarkstown and Orangetown over the weekend, three of them involving auto accidents — the one in West Nyack, one in downtown Nyack and another one in Sparkill.