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Mount Vernon Man Charged With Driving While Impaired

State Police charged a Mount Vernon man with driving while ability impaired and possession of a controlled substance.
State Police charged a Mount Vernon man with driving while ability impaired and possession of a controlled substance. Photo Credit: New York State Police

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- New York State Police have charged a Mount Vernon man with possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired, officials said.

Christian A. Carretta, 39, was pulled over for allegedly driving at a very slow rate of speed on the Taconic State Parkway with his hazard lights flashing, according to state police.

Subsequent investigation revealed Carretta to be under the influence of drugs. He was also allegedly in possession of a controlled substance, Troopers said.

Carretta is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Aug. 22, authorities said.

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