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Police: New Rochelle Man Stopped On I-95 Had BAC Nearly Triple Legal Limit

Jorge Escobar, 29, was arrested in New Rochelle driving with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit on I-95.
Jorge Escobar, 29, was arrested in New Rochelle driving with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit on I-95. Photo Credit: New York State Police

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - A New Rochelle man was arrested over the holiday weekend after it was determined he was driving with a blood-alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit after being stopped for a traffic violation on I-95

State Police announced Tuesday that Jorge Escobar, 29, was arrested on Sunday when he was stopped by troopers who determined he was driving while under the influence.

According to police, shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, state police stopped Escobar on I-95 in New Rochelle. A subsequent investigation determined that the driver was heavily intoxicated. Escobar was arrested and processed in New Rochelle, where his blood alcohol content was registered at .21 percent.

Escobar was charged with a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated and a traffic violation. He was turned over to a sober third party and is due back in court on Friday, Jan. 27.

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