MASSENA, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Massena port of entry arrested two travelers at the Massena port of entry yesterday – one traveler for driving while intoxicated, while the other was wanted on a bench warrant in Bombay, N.Y.
CBP officers encountered Dylan Moses, a 34-year old male U.S. citizen, who was in the custody of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police when returned to the Port of Massena. Moses was wanted on a bench warrant from the Bombay Justice Court for a probation violations subsequent to his conviction for fourth degree possession of marijuana.
CBP officers also arrested Roy Tarbell, a 31-year old male U.S. citizen for driving while intoxicated. Tarbell was encountered at primary inspection where CBP officers smelled a strong odor of alcohol emanating from his vehicle. The New York State Police were contacted and Tarbell subsequently was arrested for DWI, and registered a blood alcohol reading of .19%.
Moses and Tarbell were turned over to the New York State Police. Tarbell was charged with aggravated DWI, and ticketed for consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle. He was released with tickets to appear in Massena Town Court on April 12. Moses was arraigned at the Bombay Town Court, and released on his own recognizance.
“CBP officers are the first line of defense to protecting our country and communities,” said Port Director Robert Dwyer. “Preventing wanted individuals and keeping intoxicated drivers off our streets is important in keeping our country and neighborhoods safe and ensuring these individuals face justice. Our excellent working relationships with our state and local law enforcement partners furthers the safety and security of our communities.”
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.