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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.

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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