Rye resident and acting Mets general manager Zach Scott was arraigned on Thursday for drunk driving and a number of traffic infractions. Scott was found asleep in his car, at a traffic light in White Plains, in the early hours of Tuesday. He failed failed the three standardized field sobriety tests.
The full announcement from the Westchester DA follows.
“NEW YORK METS ACTING GENERAL MANAGER ARRAIGNED FOR DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
White Plains, NY– Westchester County District Attorney Miriam E. Rocah announced that Zachary Scott, Acting General Manager for the New York Mets, was arraigned on Thursday on charges including Driving While Intoxicated.
Scott, 44, of Rye, was charged in White Plains City Court with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He is also charged with Disobeying a Traffic Control Device, No Stopping/Standing/Parking on a Highway, and Failure to Notify DMV of an Address Change, all traffic infractions.
During his arraignment, Scott’s driving privilege to operate a motor vehicle in New York State was suspended.
On August 31, 2021, at approximately 4:17 a.m., Scott was discovered asleep behind the wheel of his car while stopped at a traffic light on South Lexington Avenue in White Plains. White Plains Police woke Scott, who was initially disoriented and confused. He admitted to drinking earlier in the night and failed the three standardized field sobriety tests that were administered. Following his arrest, Scott refused to submit to a chemical test to determine his blood alcohol content.
“Zachary Scott made an irresponsible decision to drive while under the influence,” DA Rocah said. “We are thankful nobody was hurt or killed but we will continue to hold people accountable for this kind of reckless and potentially dangerous conduct in Westchester County.”
Scott is scheduled to appear again in White Plains City Court on October 7, 2021.
The charges against the defendant are merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.”