Police: “Bad Decisions” Caused Arrest of Only Person During Blizzard Travel Ban

police sirensA Brooklyn man’s “series of bad decisions” earned him the distinction of being the only person arrested during the NYC travel ban, according to a spokesman for the NYPD.

After the travel ban went into place, NYPD officers spotted a white Lexus blow through two red lights at a high rate of speed in the middle of the blizzard.  Officers managed to stop the vehicle 86th Street and Avenue U in Gravesend and identified the driver as Aleksey Tsvetkov, 36, of Bergen Beach, Brooklyn.

When officers approached the vehicle, they noticed Tsvetkov smelled strongly of alcohol, had a “flush complexion” and “watery eyes”.  He refused to take a breathalyzer and was placed under arrest for DWI.  A subsequent search of his automobile also revealed marijuana and an unidentified controlled substance.

Tsvetkov now faces six charges, including criminal possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving, DWI, unlawful possession of marijuana, refusal to take a breath test, and violation of the travel ban order.

Dozens of other motorists were only ticketed for violating the travel ban, according to a department spokesman.

[h/t New York Times; image via shutterstock]


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