Saturday, December 9, 2023

Wrong-Way Drunk Driver in Town of Newburgh Possessed Drugs, Threatened to Kill Police

A woman was arrested for drunk driving after allegedly driving the wrong way on Route 9W in the Town of Newburgh, the New York State Police announced today. During the arrest, she allegedly threatened to kill the Troopers twice, became violent inside the police car, and possessed drugs.

At approximately 4:00am on Saturday morning, Troopers reported observing a 2006 Chevorlet HHR traveling northbound in the southbound lane on Route 9W in the Town of Newburgh. The Troopers reported witnessing the vehicle nearly strike another vehicle head-on.

Troopers were able to stop the vehicle and identified the driver as Lymaris Valverde, age 30 from Woodbury, NY. While speaking with Valverde, Troopers reported observing that she was impaired by alcohol. Troopers also learned that the vehicle had switched plates and no insurance. Valverde was taken into custody.

While the vehicle was being towed from the scene, Valverde stated she hoped both Troopers got killed and threatened to go to barracks and do it herself. While being transported to the barracks, she reportedly attempted to kick out the rear driver’s side door and window of the State Police vehicle.

Once at the State Police barracks in Montgomery, she was processed for Driving While Under the Influence (DWI). The police said she had a blood alcohol content of .16%. Troopers also found her to be in possession 1.3 grams of heroin.

While be processed, Valverde reportedly stated that because of bail reform she would return and “blow the troopers brains out”.

Valverde was charged with Criminal Mischief 4th degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th degree, and Driving While Intoxicated, all misdemeanors. She was also issued 13 tickets. Valverde was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to return to the Town of Newburgh Court on April 19, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.

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