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Kent Police Make Three DWI Arrests Over Holiday Season

The Kent Police Department arrested four people for DWI and DWAI over the holiday season.
The Kent Police Department arrested four people for DWI and DWAI over the holiday season. Photo Credit: Kent Police Department

KENT, N.Y. -- Kent police arrested four people over the holiday season including three for driving while intoxicated and one for driving while ability impaired/drugs, according to the Kent Police Department.

  • On Dec. 24, at 12:45 a.m., Officers Sean Benson and Brian Forde stopped Edward Suydam, 22, of Stormville, for driving his vehicle erratically on Route 52 and determined he was intoxicated. Officers also found a quantity of marijuana inside the car. Suydam was charged with DWI and unlawful possession of marijuana and released on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in Court on Jan. 12.
  • On Dec. 25, at 4:20 a.m., Officer Corey Ashe stopped Carlos Borja Gonzalez, 37, of Brewster, for a routine traffic stop and found that he was driving while intoxicated. He was charged with DWI and aggravated DWI after his blood alcohol content level came back at 0.21 percent, which is almost three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. He was released on $100 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan 18.
  • On Sunday, at 4 p.m., members of the Kent Police Department were conducting a safety inspection checkpoint on Ludingtonville Road when they saw a vehicle with an expired inspection tag attempt to make a U-turn to avoid the officers. Sgt. Alex VanderWoude stopped the car on Route 52 and a series of failed field sobriety tests arrested Carol Ruther, 53, of Holmes, for felony DWI and aggravated DWI with a blood alcohol content of 0.18 percent. She was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
  • On Tuesday, at midnight, Officer Dan Huestis charged Natalie Stack, 37, of Stormville, with DWAI/Drugs after police received a report of a car driving erratically on Route 52. When stopped on Horsepound Road, Stack showed signs of impairment and failed several field sobriety┬átests. She was released on her own recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 18.

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