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Police: Man In Disabled Car In New Rochelle Had BAC Four Times Legal Limit

David Rippel of Greenwich, Conn., was arrested after state police discovered he was driving with a blood alcohol level at four times the legal limit.
David Rippel of Greenwich, Conn., was arrested after state police discovered he was driving with a blood alcohol level at four times the legal limit. Photo Credit: New York State Police

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- An intoxicated man in a disabled car on Interstate 95 near exit 16 was found to have a blood alcohol content at four times the legal limit, according to the New York State Police.

Troopers found David S. Rippel, 59, of Greenwich, Conn., at 1:08 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 23 in a broken-down Lincoln Town car and realized he was intoxicated, state police said.

He was transported to the state police headquarters in New Rochelle, where his blood alcohol content was determined to be 0.32 percent, or four times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. During processing police also discovered that Rippel had received another DWI within the past 10 years.

Rippel was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, police said.

He was turned over to a sober third party and is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 6.

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