BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. A Peekskill man was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) after rear-ending a vehicle that was stopped at a red light, police said.
Jose Paute, 47, drove a 1995 Mazda into a 2005 Mercury that was stopped at a traffic signal at the intersection of Route 9A and Chappaqua Road on Oct. 2 at around 8:30 p.m., police said. Paute and his passenger, Paul Sacasari, 26, were taken to Phelps Memorial Hospital for treatment. The driver of the Mercury, Cecilia Gutierrez, 53, of Tarrytown, refused medical treatment. Both vehicles were towed away by a tow truck from Montague's Body Shop.
Also in Briarcliff:
- A resident of Chappaqua Road, Russel Cocozza, reported that the lug nuts on his white Chevy Camaro's wheels had been remove between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 28, police said. There were no witnesses or suspects.
- An occupied elevator at the Metro North Scarborough train station got stuck on Oct. 3 at around 8:10 a.m., police said. Members of the Ossining fire department opened the elevator.
- A resident of Quinn Road, Michael Scarsella, reported that pair of sunglasses, an iPod and a tennis racket were taken from his white 2006 Land Rover on Oct. 3 at around 8:15 a.m., police saidScarsella's vehicle had been left unlocked on his driveway.
- A 2005 Toyota rear-ended a 2006 Lincoln Town Car that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Route 9A and North State Road on Sept. 29 at around 10:45 p.m., police said.
A passenger in the Toyota, Rosezanne Ali of Kew Gardens, NY, complained of chest pains, police said. She was treated at the scene and refused further medical treatment.Both vehicles were towed away by Bob's Towing.
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