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Port Chester Police Charge Two With Aggravated DWI

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Port Chester police charged two men with aggravated DWI in separate incidents within five hours Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

The first incident occurred around 9 p.m. Tuesday, when police received a call that a gray pickup truck was driving erratically on Irving Avenue. Police Lt. James Ladeairous said officers found the truck pulled over with the engine running on Poningo Street.

Police said the driver, Port Chester resident Byron Carpio, smelled heavily of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes. When an officer asked Carpio for his driver's license, he handed up a credit card, police said. Carpio was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated. Police said his blood-alcohol content was twice the legal limit.

Just five hours later a pair of officers came upon a red Mitsubishi at 2:10 a.m. with the engine running and the driver passed out, Ladeairous said. An officer turned off the ignition and removed the keys from the car before waking up the driver, 57-year-old Ignacio Moran. Ladeairous added that Moran, without success, repeatedly attempted to start the car and drive away while the officers questioned him.

According to the police, when asked where he was going Moran said, "Meriden, Connecticut." When asked where he had been and where he had been drinking he said, "Meriden, Connecticut." When asked his name he said, "Meriden, Connecticut." Moran, a resident of, where else, Meriden, Connecticut, was charged with aggravated DWI and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

The following item was also reported by Port Chester police:

Petty Larceny: Paula Compo, 32, of Cos Cob, Conn., was charged with petty larceny about 7:15 p.m. April 17. Compo was accompanied into a store by her 11-year-old son. The case has been referred to Child Protective Services.

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