Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Update On Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Chairperson's Arrest For Driving While Intoxicated

The New York Times reported on July 22:

The New York State housing commissioner, Darryl C. Towns, was arrested over the Fourth of July weekend on a charge of driving while intoxicated after he crashed his car in Westchester County, the police said....
The entire article is here.

Mr. Towns is also the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) Chairperson.

The NY Daily News provides an update in this August 18 article:
State housing commissioner Darryl Towns will have to undergo evaluation by an alcohol abuse treatment program for drunkenly crashing his car over July 4th weekend, a Westchester County court judge ruled.

At a hearing Thursday morning in Mount Vernon City Court, Judge Helen Blackwood asked if Towns applied to TASC, or Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities.

"That's correct, your honor," Towns' lawyer, Charles Simpson, said.

Blackwood adjourned the case until Sept. 19, when, "for all purposes, there will be a possible disposition."

Towns is expected to plead guilty at his next hearing to driving while intoxicated, sources familiar with the case told the Daily News...
The entire article is here.

RIOC Board Chair Darryl Towns, (on left)  RIOC President Torres & CEO Chirois on Roosevelt Island Tram