Deputies arrest two for drunk driving during crackdown

By Erika Mahoney

July 7, 2013 Updated Jul 7, 2013 at 5:50 PM EST

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Two Binghamton residents are arrested for drunk driving this Fourth of July weekend.

The arrests fall on Broome County's DWI crackdown, a period when officers and deputies set up aggressive patrols to keep the community safe on holiday weekends.

On Thursday, a Broome County Sheriff's deputy was patrolling on Pollard Hill Road around 11 p.m. when he noticed a driver veering into the opposite lane.

The driver, Daniel Sorensen, 30, was arrested for drunk driving.

Sorensen was processed at the Broome County Sheriff's Office, issued several tickets and released.

He is expected back in the Town of Maine Court at a later date.

Sorensen is charged with one count of driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, one count of refusal of breath screen device, a violation, one count of moving from lane unsafely, a violation, and one count of failure to give half of road to oncoming traffic.

On July 7, deputies responded just before 2 a.m. to a single motor vehicle accident on Carman Road in the town of Binghamton.

After further investigation, it became clear the driver of the car was intoxicated.

Sandy Yezzi, 44, was arrested for driving while intoxicated.

Police said Yezzi refused to submit a chemical breath test.

Yezzi was processed at the Broome County Sheriff's Office, issued, tickets and released to appear at the Town of Binghamton Court at a later date.

Yezzi is charged with one count of driving while intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, one count of refusal of breath screen device, a violation, and one count of moving from lane unsafely, a violation.