Arrest- Driving While Intoxicated

9/22/19: At approximately 1:22 AM, Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Melvin Banos-Rivas, 31, of Brentwood, NY, for driving while intoxicated (DWI). Mr. Banos-Rivas was observed stopped on the shoulder of County Road 97 in the Town of Islip with his hazard lights on, sitting in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition and the engine running. The deputies stopped to check on the motorist. He demonstrated clues of intoxication and performed poorly on a field sobriety test. He subsequently submitted to a chemical breath test resulting in a .19% BAC.

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