Cops: Riverhead man charged with DWI after ditching crashed car

10/08/2012 4:59 PM |

A Riverhead man was arrested Sunday night after crashing a car on Sound Avenue and fleeing the scene on foot, Southold Town police said.

Noel Castaneda, 26, who also doesn’t have a driver’s license, crashed about 8 p.m. near Bergen Avenue in Mattituck, police said.

He was found a short time later by police K-9 units and police determined that he was intoxicated, officials said.

Mr. Castaneda was arrested for driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, according to a police report.

He was transported to Southold police headquarters, where he was processed and held for arraignment.