A 21-year-old Suffern man stopped on Main Street in Nyack at 2:39 a.m. today has been charged with drunken driving, according to Orangetown police.
The arrest was made during an increased effort by town police to enforce laws against drinking and driving. The effort is funded by the Rockland County STOP DWI program.
Michael C. Raible of South Amundson Lane, Suffern, was spotted on Main Street driving without the headlights being activated on his car. Police said he then made a turn onto Broadway without signalling and was spotted crossing the double-yellow pavement markings on Broadway.
Police said Raible was stopped by town officers, failed a field sobriety test and then failed a chemical breath test for alcohol at Orangetown Police Headquarters. He was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and also cited for numerous vehicle and traffic violations.
Raible was later released pending a Sept. 25 hearing in Nyack Justice Court.