FISHKILL – A Fishkill man, who was supposed to attend a court-ordered victim impact panel, was refused entry because he had a high blood alcohol content and was arrested a short time later for driving while intoxicated and other charges.
David Kilmer, 51, showed up for the impact panel meeting on Thursday evening, but was turned away because he was drunk, the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reported. He was nearly three times the legal limit for alcohol content. He claimed he did not operate a vehicle before he arrived and was advised not to drive and call for a ride home, but he was observed parking the parking lot a few minutes later driving his pickup truck. He was stopped on Millholland Drive and arrested for DWI.
Kilmer was later charged with operating with a suspended and revoked driver’s license, aggravated DWI, felony aggravated unlicensed operation, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The felony charge stemmed from his license being suspended and revoked for an alcohol-related offense and he was intoxicated while driving. He was sent to the Dutchess County Jail in lieu of $2,000 cash bail or $4,000 bond.