Richard Willis, 55, of Middletown, NJ faces a charge of driving while intoxicated after being caught during a check of commercial vehicles by Piermont Police and the New York State Police Monday.
That was one of two arrests during the check, the other for aggravate unlicensed operation in the second degree for a driver who had seven suspensions on his license. Willis was released on $100 bail and is due back in court Nov. 7.
"We are checking commercial vehicles for safety violations and so forth," Piermont Chief of Police Michael O'Shea said. "Upon pulling in, officers observed signs of intoxication. A field sobriety test was conducted and he was taken to police headquarters for a breath test, which he failed."
Tickets were given to 26 drivers for various violations during the check.