Putnam Teen Arrested for 3rd Time in 2016
Police say a Putnam County teenager was speeding with drugs in his car. The same driver was previously arrested on a number of occasions for multiple misdemeanor charges.
Around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Putnam County Police observed a black BMW traveling 80 MPH in a 35 MPH zone on Farmers Mills Road in the Town of Kent. Police say the car crossed the double yellow line and passed three vehicles.
Once the vehicle was stopped, 18-year-old Thomas Maloney of Brewster was placed under arrest for reckless driving. Police allege a further investigation led to the discovery of more than 4 ounces of marijuana inside the car.
Maloney was additionally charged with 4th-degree criminal possession of marijuana, speeding, and several other vehicle and traffic violations.
Earlier this year Maloney was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department for driving over 100 MPH in high speed chases on two separate occasions. The 18-year-old was also arrested in 2016 by State Police after he was observed performing donuts with his vehicle on Route 22 and was found to be in possession of marijuana.
Maloney was arraigned in Kent Town Court and released on his own recognizance. He is due to reappear in court on a later date.