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Two Men Stopped Saturday In Southeast Charged With DWI, Police Say

Police from the Brewster barracks arrested a Holmes man with a blood alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit.
Police from the Brewster barracks arrested a Holmes man with a blood alcohol content nearly triple the legal limit. Photo Credit: File

PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. - A Brewster man was among two motorists stopped in Southeast Saturday charged with DWI.

State police from the Brewster barracks arrested 36-year-old Victor A. Cutzal Xinic  on Saturday and charged him with DWI, a misdemeanor.

Xinic was charged after a traffic stop conducted on Oak Street for failing to keep right and window tint.

He provided a breath sample that revealed a blood-alcohol content of .10 percent, nearly three times the legal limit, police said.

He was issued traffic tickets directing him to appear in the Village of Brewster Court Jan. 23.

Also on Saturday in Southeast, 33-year-old Tomas Smid of Holmes had been arrested on a felony count of aggravated driving while intoxicated after being stopped on Route 22, police said.

According to police, Smid was driving on Route 22 when troopers from the Brewster barracks stopped him for not having his vehicle’s headlights illuminated. During the subsequent investigation, it was determined that Smid was intoxicated at the time of the stop.

A breath sample provided by Smid to police during the traffic stop revealed he had a blood alcohol content of .22 percent, nearly triple the legal limit. During the investigation, it was revealed that Smid had a previous DWI conviction in 2008, prompting arresting troopers to upgrade the charges.

Smid was issued traffic tickets and is due back in the Town of Southeast Court on Thursday, Jan. 26.

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