Police stated Sawyer White, 22, had a BAC greater than 3 times the authorized restrict.

MOUNT PLEASANT – Police say a White Plains man was the mistaken-method driver who allegedly was greater than 3 times over the authorized threshold for drunken driving when he crashed into an oncoming automotive on the Taconic State Parkway on Wednesday night time.

A breath check revealed that Sawyer White, 22, had a blood alcohol content material of zero.27 % when he was arrested in Mount Nice, state police stated. The authorized normal for a drunken driving cost is a blood alcohol content material of .08 % or extra.

State troopers had responded round eight:forty p.m. to a report of a driver heading south within the northbound lanes on the parkway, the place they discovered a two-automotive crash.

White had been driving south within the northbound lanes when he struck a sixty two-yr-previous man head-on, police stated. The person was taken to Westchester Medical Middle for accidents that weren’t life-threatening, police stated. White was additionally taken there for analysis and launched.

A piece of the parkway was closed for about two hours as police investigated.

A number of drivers stated they have been almost hit by the flawed-method driver.

“He got here proper at me, and he was coming very quick,” stated Jennifer Pollock, who stated she was a few mile south of Ossining when she was almost hit. “It occurred so shortly. It was a cut up second, and I swerved out of my approach and leaned on my horn. It was so scary.”

Rebecca Pascale was seconds away from a head-on collision close to the Millwood exit.

“I had simply gotten on the Taconic and, inside 30 seconds, earlier than I might even change lanes, I noticed lights within the left lane coming towards me,” Pascale stated. “No automobiles have been in entrance of me, so it took somewhat longer to understand he (was) on the flawed aspect. I pulled over and referred to as 911.”

White was charged with a felony rely of aggravated driving whereas intoxicated, in addition to a misdemeanor rely of reckless driving. He was additionally acquired summonses for rushing and a number of other different visitors violations, police stated.

White is scheduled to seem in Mount Nice City Courtroom on Jan. 19.

Employees author Matt Spillane contributed to this report.

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