The New York Times and Wall Street Journal say Ballet Master Peter Martins was stopped at a DWI checkpoint in Yonkers, about 18 miles north of New York City, around 2 a.m. on New Year's Day.
Westchester police spokesman Kieran O'Leary said Thursday he could only confirm that an Irvington resident named Peter Martins had been charged with DWI.
The ballet master issued a statement through a spokesman, saying it was a legal matter and he had been advised not to discuss it.
Martins joined the company as a principal dancer in 1970. He assumed sole directorship in 1989.