ROCKLAND COUNTY, NY — A Rockland County park ranger accused of crashing a county car at an Independence Day fireworks occasion whereas driving drunk on responsibility together with his daughters faces two felony and 4 misdemeanor fees.
Asserting the arrest, Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco mentioned Park Ranger Christopher Granata was driving a county-owned John Deere “Gator” utility activity car at 8:49 p.m. July 5 in Haverstraw Bay Park when he misplaced management of the car and struck a parked automotive.
He had his two daughters, ages one and 7, within the entrance passenger seat, the sheriff mentioned.
All three have been ejected from the car. Mr. Granata obtained a head damage, and the 2 kids have been additionally injured, Falco mentioned. All three people have been taken to Westchester Medical Middle for medical remedy by the Stony Level Ambulance Corps.
Sheriff’s Officers have been assisted within the investigation by the Haverstraw Police Division and the Ramapo Police Accident Reconstruction Workforce. A part of the investigation included submitting a blood pattern to the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Middle to find out Granata’s blood alcohol focus.
Falco mentioned the outcomes have been obtained Wednesday from the State Police laboratory indicating the presence of alcohol within the blood pattern.
On Thursday the Sheriff’s Workplace arrested Granata, 41, of New Windsor. He was arraigned earlier than Decide Ivonne S. Santos of the City of Haverstraw Justice Courtroom. He was launched on his personal recognizance pending a return courtroom date of Aug. 19.