The Public Information Office reports the arrest of an Elmont man for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance that occurred on Sunday, June 18, 2023 at 12:53 a.m. in Elmont.
According to police, a marked patrol vehicle was traveling westbound on Hempstead Turnpike in the vicinity of Holland Avenue when officers observed a white Mercedes Benz traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed. The vehicle committed multiple traffic infractions before striking a 2023 gray Nissan Rogue then colliding into a utility pole in the vicinity of Emporia Avenue. The white Mercedes was being operated by defendant Bryce Sauvaget, 29, of 372 Oakley Avenue who sustained a head injury and appeared to be intoxicated. The occupants of the gray Nissan Rogue did not report sustaining any injuries at scene. After further investigation, defendant Bryce Sauvaget was arrested and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and evaluation. The defendant was also found to be in possession of a white powdery substance believed to be crack cocaine.
Defendant Bryce Sauvaget is charged with the Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree, Driving While Intoxicated and multiple Vehicle Traffic Law violations. He will be arraigned on Monday, June 19, 2023 at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.