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New Rochelle Motorist Had BAC Nearly Triple Legal Limit, Police Say

Robert Matthews.
Robert Matthews. Photo Credit: New York State Police

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A traffic stop on I-87 led to a DWI charge for a New Rochelle man, who was operating his vehicle with a blood alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit, according to state police.

Shortly before 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, police stopped 35-year-old Robert Matthews on I-87 in Yonkers for a traffic violation. During the subsequent investigation, state police troopers determined that he was driving while he was intoxicated.

According to police, Matthews was taken into custody, transported and processed at the state police barrack in Tarrytown, where it was determined his blood alcohol content was .22 percent, more than double the legal limit.

Matthews was charged with a misdemeanor count of aggravated driving while intoxicated and released to a sober third party. He is due back in the City of Yonkers Court in May.

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