2000-08-02 / Briefly Noted
Police Activity NY State Police
On July 25, State Police at Cold Spring investigated a one-car property damage auto accident on Route 9, north of the Garrison Golf Club. Investigation revealed the driver of the van, Francis Skelton, age 45, was highly intoxicated. The subject was placed under arrest by Trooper Daniele and transported to SP Wappinger for processing. The defendant refused a breath test and was charged with DWI and failing to use his designated lane. The defendant was brought before Judge Tomann of Philipstown Court for an arraignment, and the subject became belligerant and disorderly and was found to be in contempt by the judge. Skelton was remanded to the Putnam County Jail for 15 days and his bail was revoked. A return court date is scheduled for August 9.