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Scarsdale Police: Disoriented Dobbs Ferry Man Faces Drunk Driving Charges

A Dobbs Ferry resident is charged with DWI in Scarsdale.

A Dobbs Ferry man was arrested June 30 on Fountain Terrace in Scarsdale, after striking a street sign in Scarsdale while trying to make his way home, police said. 

Police found Mark A. Daroczy of 138 Palisade St in Dobbs Ferry on the dead end street; his car had become stuck on the edge of the road, damaging his front tire and bumper, according to Scarsdale PD. The suspect had trouble keeping his balance as police questioned him.

The suspect told officers that he'd "consumed two vodka and cranberry juice (drinks) while at Hudson Grille in White Plains," according to the police report. He then told police he got a flat tire, pulled over and that he lived in "Dobbs Ferry, right down the street."

SPD conducted a field sobriety test and the driver was arrested. He was charged with a DWI and aggravated DWI of .18 grams or more of alcohol in the blood. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 11.

Note: The report above does not indicate a conviction.

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charles July 04, 2012 at 02:47 PM
I think a small town newspaper should only publish a name in a case like this if the person is convicted. There have been crime reports where someone injures someone else on purpose but the name is left out. Unless you can publish names in every crime case, this seems unfair.
Lizzie Hedrick July 04, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Charles, I'm glad you brought up this point. Patch never publishes the names of minors or anyone who has been charged with a violation. However, those charged with misdemeanors, depending on the severity, will generally have their names printed. Different newspapers have different rules regarding misdemeanors, but many follow this practice.
ThankYouIssiah July 04, 2012 at 09:37 PM
This can hardly be called a "newspaper."
S. July 05, 2012 at 11:27 AM
Lizzie, you answered charles by simply stating your policy and then justifying it by saying others do the same. Others doing it does not make it right. Determining guilt, punishment and deterence are the jobs of the courts. Heaping shame and embarrassment on is intrusive and hurtful to individuals and their families and I imagine u are actually at least somewhat bothered personally participating in that practice. Generally people involved in dwi's need treatment not more shame. Why not lobby your employer to change the policy instead of pretending u thinks it's right?

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