Upstate NY man Robert Radek arrested three times in same day


Talk about having a bad day.

A 29-year-old upstate man was arrested three times in a single day — including twice by the same state trooper, police said Wednesday.

Robert Radek, of Ulster County, first ran afoul of the law at 7:55 a.m. March 7, when his 1994 Jeep Cherokee was pulled over by a state trooper in Newburgh for a traffic violation, state police said in a press release.

The trooper said Radek was driving with a suspended license — and was allegedly in possession of crack cocaine.

He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and released without bail pending a return court appearance on April 19, police said.

But his day was only just getting started.

At 2:30 p.m., the same trooper pulled Radek over again, this time while he was driving a 2007 Honda Civil in the upstate city, for another traffic infraction, police said.

This time, Radek was allegedly found in possession of more than one gram of heroin and an amount of crack cocaine and busted again.

He was hit with a new charge of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and released without bail again, and again scheduled to return on April 19.

But just over three hours later, police said, Radek was back behind the wheel of the Cherokee and driving on Robinson Street in Newburgh when he was pulled over yet again, this time for “multiple” traffic violations.

This time, a trooper determined that he was allegedly under the influence of drugs.

Radek was then charged with driving while ability impaired and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a class-E felony, state police said.

He was released without bail a third time, this time ordered to return to court April 20.

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