Verplanck Man Faces Felony DWI Charges

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Michael Lane, 55, of Verplanck was charged with three felonies after he was pulled over Wednesday by New York State Police on Route 9A. Photo Credit: New York State Police

CORTLANDT, N.Y. – A Verplanck man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly driving while intoxicated on Route 9A, the New York State Police said.

Michael R. Lane, 55, was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 and aggravated unlicensed operation, all felonies. Lane was arrested at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19.

The following items also were reported by the New York State Police:

DWI: Thomas J. Fonte, 42, of Cortlandt Manor was charged with fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle and DWI, both misdemeanors; and half a dozen traffic infractions. He was pulled over at 3:40 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, on Baron de Hirsch Road in Cortlandt.

DWI: Arthur T. Connolly, 39, of Buchanan was charged with felony DWI on Monday, Dec. 17. He was stopped on Welcher Avenue in Peekskill. The state police said he has a previous DWI conviction.

DWI: Joseph F. Ostuni, 51, of Peekskill was charged with DWI, operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 and aggravated unlicensed operation, all misdemeanors; and three traffic infractions. He was stopped at 5:23 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, on Cabnal Road.

False Records: Amanda M. Lewandowski, 30, of Cortlandt Manor was charged with falsifying business records, a felony. She was arrested at 2990 E. Main St., Cortlandt, on Saturday, Dec. 15.

Assault: Stewart Fiore, 39, of Cortlandt Manor was charged with assault and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors, on Monday, Dec. 17.

Assault: Marco C. Dutan, 36, of Cortlandt was charged with assault and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors, on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Drug Possession: Ismael Perez, 21, of Cortlandt was charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of a controlled substance, both misdemeanors, at 1 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, on Crompond Road.

Petty Larceny: Paul Parente, 22, of Cortlandt Manor was charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor, at the Cortlandt Town Center on Saturday, Dec. 15.

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marianne.picariello:

why do two men arrested in this article with the same blood alcohol level and the same three charges, one has felonies and one has all misdemeanors?

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