Southampton Blotter: Taxi driver was driving on drugs

11/29/2010 3:38 PM |

An on-duty taxi driver was arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs Wednesday in Flanders after Southampton Town Police officers spotted him driving on the shoulder of Flanders Road, authorities said.
Elmer Guevara, 26, of Bellport, who was driving a Hampton Town Taxi, was pulled over about 1 a.m. and arrested, officials said. He was taken to police headquarters and held for an appearance in Southampton Town Justice Court.

• A Manorville man was arrested Saturday in Flanders for allegedly driving with a blood alcohol level higher than .18 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08, Southampton Town Police said. Officers pulled the driver, Robert Newman, 51, over at about 7:30 p.m. after receiving reports he was driving erratically on Red Creek Road in Flanders, official said. Mr. Newman was charged with aggravated DWI.

• A Riverhead man was arrested in Riverside Thursday after Southampton Town Police officers pulled him over for a broken headlight and found him to be driving under the influence of alcohol, authorities said. Henry Bonilla-Morales, 25, was stopped at about 4 a.m. on Flanders Road and charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol. He was taken to police headquarters and held for an appearance in Southampton Town Justice Court.

• Thomas Michael Walter, 27, of Aquebogue was arrested about midnight Saturday on Flanders Road in Flanders and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and possession of marijuana, police said. Mr. Walter was originally stopped for speeding, officials said.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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