Police Blotter: DWI, Drug Charges on Palisades Parkway, Route 59

Two men arrested in separate incidents in Clarkstown, Orangetown

Two men have been arrested in separate incidents in Clarkstown and Orangetown, according to State Police based at the Haverstraw barracks.

- Joseph J. Beninato, 24, of Mount Vernon, was arrested at 11:45 p.m. Friday on charges of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and possession of a hypodermic needle, a misdemeanor, in an incident on Route 59 in Clarkstown. He was released pending a Clarkstown Town Court hearing.

- Terayus Jones, 34, of Brooklyn, was arrested at 1:45 a.m. today on the southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway in Orangetown on a felony drunken driving charge. He is also charged with false personation, a misdemeanor, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, and reckless driving, a misdemeanor.

He was being held pending an Orangetown Town Court hearing in Orangeburg.


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