Pleasantville Man Charged with Christmas DWI

The following is from New Castle Police. It does not indicate a conviction.

A Pleasantville man was charged with two drunk driving counts stemming from a Christmas Day vehicle collision in Chappaqua, according to New Castle Police.

Javier Garcia Lucena, 49, is accused by police of driving a 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck near the Route 117/Roaring Brook Road intersection, and then striking a pole after leaving the road itself. Police then allege that Lucena's vehicle struck a 2010 BMW.

Police responded to the scene of the alleged collision between the vehicles, and claim that he "showed signs of being intoxicated." Lucena was given a blood alcohol test, which came back at a .21 blood alcohol content (BAC) level. He was then charged with a count of driving while intoxicated (DWI), along with a count of aggravated DWI. The later charge is because a BAC above .18 was detected, according to police.

The defendant, who police said was then treated for an arm injury at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, is due to appear in New Castle Justice Court on Jan. 24, 2013.

The alleged incident is the second of its kind in New Castle during the holiday season. This past Saturday (Dec. 22), an Ossining man was charged with DWI after his vehicle allegedly struck a guard rail in Millwood.

Harry One December 27, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Fool change your name to KENNEDY
Kim Bendus December 28, 2012 at 06:06 PM
I live in pleasantville and was hit by a drunk driver in Ossining on 9a on the 16th while I was on the way home from a weekend upstate with all four of my little kids in the car. My husband had been at a funeral, so he wasn't with us. The drunk driver was from croton and rolled through the stop sign at stormy town road to make an illegal left across 9a to head back home. Thankfully all were more or less ok, but driver was arrested for DWI and issued 4 tickets....
Sarah Studley December 31, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Kim—I'm sorry to hear you were involved in the accident, but glad you and your children are OK. For those interested, the man arrested as a result of this accident is due in Ossining Town Court next week: http://patch.com/A-04lR


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