Port Chester Man Charged with DWI, Resisting Arrest

Police: 37-year-old struggled with village officer on Westchester Avenue.

A Port Chester man stopped by police for speeding and going through a red light was charged with drunken driving and resisting arrest, according to Port Chester police.

Pedro Alejandro Olivares, 37, or 391 Irving Ave., was arrested after a 3:06 a.m. incident on Friday. Police said he was seen driving a white Nissan at a high rate of speed on Irving Avenue and then making a left turn going through a red light.

When a village officer tried to stop the car, police said, Olivares drove off and tried to elude the police officer. Olivares pulled into a parking lot on Westchester Avenue and police said he then slumped down in his car in an attempt to hide.

However, police said Olivares was quickly found and a village officer found Olivares to be intoxicated.

While questiong Olivares, police said the man told a village officer "I'm going home" and he started walking away. Police said Olivares then pushed the village officer and struggled with the officer.

Olivares was subdued and arrested on a charges of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and resisting arrest, police said. The village police officer was not injured in the incident, but Olivares complained of a cut on one of his fingers. He was taken to Greenwich Hospital for treatment.

Olivares was released by police pending a Port Chester Village Court hearing.

Aidan August 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Now remember, this is an isolated village event. Yes, siree! These type of folks are rare around here. It's an anomaly, alright. Loaded, fighting with cops, and flying' around the streets like a demon. But it's a now and then event, right? Only if "now and then" means every other day.
John B August 12, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Yep it's chronic a real epidemic.
Port Chester resident August 12, 2012 at 03:45 PM
With all due respect this village is just a place don't like it move simple as that gentlemen .
Pochocit August 12, 2012 at 05:00 PM
This place has been my place for 30 years. With all due respect, why should anyone who has invested time and money into this village be forced to move from it because of "residents" who probably don't pay a lick of taxes, don't own any property, and are negligent of village/state/federal laws? What you are saying would be akin to someone throwing a baby in the river because of a birth defect. No one who is upset about the degradation of their home should be driven to complacency because it would be the simplest solution. If anything, those who are upset and willing to be heard should be surrounded with support and ideas of how to ameliorate the problem.
Pochocit August 12, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Respected sir, I'm sorry that you felt this to be a personal attack against you and your family. I did not know you lumped yourself in with the ilk of Mr. Olivares and the other people I have described. Let me commend you and your family on your citizenship status. I'm sure they have worked very hard to come here legally and endure the bureaucracy of attaining citizenship. It's a bit disheartening to hear, though, that someone like yourself and your family would be comfortable with a crime-ridden life and neighborhood. Do I consider Port Chester a poor neighborhood? No, I consider it a working-class neighborhood where people work to keep their lives and property clean. I have immigrant workers on my street who have bought property and spent their hard-earned money on the upkeep of their homes. If these people complain of the crime in their neighborhood, your answer to them is "Move. SImple as that gentlemen?" If they showed you the fruits of their daily toil and then show you the spots where crack vials are found and drug dealers sling and people get shot, your answer to them is, "If you spent 'x' years in this place then you sir are dumb?" It should be obvious to you that anyone who has spent 30 years in this community must find Port Chester appealing. What I do not find appealing is your mentality and complacency towards the problems that plague my village. Since you do not purport to be part of the solution, then you must be part of the problem. Therefore, you should move.
John B August 12, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Hear Hear. Well said.
Alice August 12, 2012 at 10:02 PM
WE NEED MORE OFFICERS NOT MORE HOMES or BARS!!!! This village is too small to handle big city problems. I quote POCHOCIT "Since you do not purport to be part of the solution, then you must be part of the problem. Therefore, you should move."
Aidan August 13, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Very eloquent.
Kay-Tee of PC August 13, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Well, "Port Chester resident', I have been a Port Chester Resident for 51 years. I was born in United Hospital and have continued to live here. I don't consider 'this village - just a place'. It is my home. Why should I have to move? And where would one move to? Do you not realize that other places have problems too. You obviously wish to insist others run as a solution, which it is not. I agree totally with Pochocit that if you are not part of the solution, you must be part of the problem. Either that or you wish to stick your head in the sand and just hope it will go away. Well, it won't. Those of us who love our home town and don't think of it as just a 'place' need to make our voices heard and come together as a community to work on solving the issues and make Port Chester a better place for all.
Anne Latella August 13, 2012 at 11:56 PM
Port Chester Resident- If problems arise in your hometown you do not move out. Good citizens make an effort to correct the problems. The criminals are the ones who need to be run out of town and the sooner the better.


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