Cops: Bay Shore man drove drunk, didn't use ignition interlock device

Police say Jose Garcia, 40, of Central Boulevard Police say Jose Garcia, 40, of Central Boulevard in Bay Shore, was charged with felony driving while intoxicated, felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and failing to operate a motor vehicle without an ignition interlock device. Photo Credit: SCPD

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A Bay Shore man with a revoked license drove drunk early Saturday, ignoring a requirement that he use an interlock device meant to prevent felons from starting a vehicle while intoxicated, Suffolk police said.

Jose Garcia, 40, was arrested about 3 a.m. on the Sunrise Highway service road at Howells Road in Bay Shore, police said.

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Garcia, driving a 2001 Dodge pickup, was arrested after running a red light, police said.

Garcia was intoxicated, police said, and in violation of a New York State driver's license restriction that he operate his car only if it is equipped with an ignition interlock device.

Garcia was charged with felony DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, driving without a license and operating a vehicle without an interlock device.

He was arraigned Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip and held on $60,000 bond or $20,000 cash bail.

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Details of Garcia's prior record were not immediately available. He has five children who live with him, his public defender said at the arraignment.

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