Two arrested for DWI in separate Flanders incidents

03/19/2013 10:21 AM |

Two people were arrested on drunken driving charges in separate incidents Friday and Saturday in Flanders, Southampton Town police said.

In the first case, a 45-year-old Northampton man was arrested after cops first saw him driving across Flanders Road, from one shoulder to the other, Friday night, officials said.

Officers spotted a 2005 Ford pickup truck parked in the southbound lane of Flanders Road, but facing in the opposite direction, about 11:15 p.m., according to the police report.

The vehicle then drove across the street without signaling and parked in the northbound shoulder of the road, police said.

Police said the driver, Frederick Rowsell, had glassy and red eyes, slurred speech and his breath smelled of alcohol. He failed a roadside sobriety test as well, police said. He was also issued traffic violations.

Mr. Rowsell was arrested and charged with DWI and other traffic offenses, according to a police report.

In the second case, a woman was arrested on drunken driving charges after a traffic stop Saturday night, police said.

Police stopped Connie Francis, 53, of Flanders on Long Neck Boulevard about 9:15 p.m., after she was seen not wearing a seat belt, police said.

Her car, a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer, was also missing its front license plate, according to a police report.

Police determined she was driving drunk and arrested her at the scene, police said.

Ms. Francis was charged with driving while intoxicated and taken to police headquarters, according to a police report.

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