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Yonkers Man Faces Felony DWI Charge

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A Yonkers man is facing a felony charge of driving while intoxicated after a traffic accident at Jackson Avenue and Grassy Sprain Road.

Greenburgh police charged Rocco Lovergine, 63, with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor; and driving while intoxicated as a second offense, a felony; on Sunday, April 1.

Police said they responded to a traffic accident involving Lovergine and a second vehicle at 9 p.m. Officers said Lovergine admitted to drinking alcohol and was arrested after failing three field sobriety tests.

He was charged with aggravated DWI because his blood-alcohol content was above 0.18 percent. He was also hit with a felony count because of a 2007 DWI conviction.

The driver of the second vehicle declined medical attention.

Lovergine was released on $500 bail and given an appearance date in Greenburgh Town Court.

The following items also were reported by Greenburgh police:

Heroin Possession : Police charged Donnalee Cargain, 48, and Erik Hauser, 23, both of Mahopac, with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument, both misdemeanors; and a speeding violation after a traffic stop on Sprain Brook Parkway at 3:20 p.m. April 2. Police said they saw a wax envelope commonly used to package heroin on the middle console in plain view of officers standing outside the vehicle. Police said they found five more bags of heroin, three hypodermic needles, and three envelopes containing both needles and drugs. Both Cargain and Hauser were issued appearance tickets for Greenburgh Town Court and released on their own recognizance.

Public Exposure: Police charged Jahaad Jefferson of Elmsford with exposure of a person, a violation, around 1:30 p.m. April 2. Police said officers saw Jefferson urinating outside the Payne Street Deli. He was issued an appearance ticket for Greenburgh Town Court.

Felony Burglary: Police charged Tanysha Simons of White Plains with burglary – illegal entry into a dwelling, a felony, just before 5 p.m. March 29. Police said Simons had a stolen laptop computer, two debit cards and spare keys, all belonging to one victim. She was scheduled to be arraigned in Greenburgh Town Court.

Edgemont Theft: An Edgemont High School student reported that his iPhone and $40 in cash were taken from his bag inside a locker while he was in gym class. The student told police he had no idea who took the phone or money. Edgemont administrators have been notified of the theft, police said.

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