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Verplanck Man Faces Driving With Ability Impaired By Drugs Charges

Edward M. Vantassel
Edward M. Vantassel Photo Credit: New York State Police

CORTLANDT, N.Y. – A Verplanck man was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs Thursday, according to New York State Police.

Edward M. Vantassel, 23, was found unresponsive inside his car by EMS and state troopers. Troopers entered the vehicle after several attempts to communicate with Vantassel were unsuccessful, and subsequent investigation revealed that Vantassel was under the influence of drugs.

Vantassel was issued traffic tickets directing him to appear before the Town of Cortlandt Court Monday, Aug. 17.

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