McGrath encountered the checkpoint at Elm Street and Yonkers Avenue as he was headed back to Tuckahoe after drinking in a bar in New York City that night, Lt. Ray Stabile said. When Tuckahoe Officer Vincent Pinto walked up to the car and McGrath rolled down the window, the smell of marijuana smoke hit the officer in his face, Stabile said.
Police took the bong and McGrath submitted to an alcohol test which showed he was high and drunk, Stabile said. McGrath, 23, of 78 Wallace St. in Tuckahoe, had a blood alcohol level at .12, one and one half times the legal limit of .08, police said. He was arrested for driving while ability impaired and driving while intoxicated, both misdemeanors.
McGrath was among numerous people caught in DWI checkpoints by the Bronxville, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe Alcohol and Drug Enforcement Task Force in Tuckahoe, Eastchester and Bronxville Friday and Saturday nights. On Friday night each police department conducted their own checkpoints and on Saturday they worked together.
In Tuckahoe, one other person received a DWAI summons. In Bronxville, one person was arrested for DWAI and another for unlawful possession of marijuana, police said. In Eastchester, police made one arrest for DWI, five for traffic misdemeanors, one for possession of a forged driver’s license, and one for obstruction of governmental administration.