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Bronx man drove on Northern State impaired by drugs, cops say

Edward Hidalgo, 46, of the Bronx, was arrested

Edward Hidalgo, 46, of the Bronx, was arrested Sunday, May 14, 2017, and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony DWAI/drugs with a prior DWI conviction in the last 10 years, unlawful possession of marijuana and unspecified traffic violations, police said. Credit: NYSP

A Bronx man was arrested and charged with drug possession and driving while ability impaired by drugs following a traffic stop by State Police Sunday on the Northern State Parkway in Dix Hills.

Edward Hidalgo, 46, was arrested after a trooper smelled marijuana during the traffic stop near Exit 42, Deer Park Avenue, at 9:48 p.m., police said. Police said Hidalgo failed a field sobriety test administered after the trooper stopped his white Nissan Maxima for traffic violations on the westbound parkway.

Hidalgo was charged with fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felony DWAI/drugs with a prior DWI conviction in the last 10 years, unlawful possession of marijuana and unspecified traffic violations. He was held for arraignment Monday in First District Court in Central Islip.

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