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Two Face Drug Charges After Taconic Parkway Crash In Mount Pleasant

Justin Zambardino of Wappinger, a passenger in the car, was also charged with drug charges.
Justin Zambardino of Wappinger, a passenger in the car, was also charged with drug charges. Photo Credit: New York State Police
Santino Campanaro of Yonkers was charged with possession of drugs after crashing his vehicle on the Taconic Parkway in Mount Pleasant.
Santino Campanaro of Yonkers was charged with possession of drugs after crashing his vehicle on the Taconic Parkway in Mount Pleasant. Photo Credit: New York State Police

MOUNT PLEASANT, N.Y. – Two local men are facing charges after police said they found drugs on both following a one-car accident on the Taconic State Parkway in Mount Pleasant on Tuesday.

Santino J. Campanaro, 24, of Yonkers, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance and possession of a hypodermic instrument, after New York State troopers from the Hawthorne barracks responded to the accident.

Upon arrival, state police said they found a Lincoln Aviator stopped in the roadway. Before conducting the crash investigation, troopers discovered that Campanaro was in possession of heroin and a syringe at the time of the crash, police said.

A passenger in the vehicle, Justin Zambardino, 26, of Wappinger, was charged with criminal possession of heroin and possession of a hypodermic instrument, police said.

Both are scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 8.

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