Update: Driver arrested for DWI in Flanders crash

03/26/2013 5:00 PM |
PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Flanders fire crews at the scene of Monday night's accident.

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Flanders fire crews at the scene of Monday night’s accident.

A Flanders man is facing drunken driving and unlicensed driving charges after he crashed into another vehicle in Flanders Monday night, Southampton police said.

Juan Diaz, 28, was driving north on Flanders Road when he crossed the double yellow line near the intersection of County Road 105 and collided with another car about 7:45 p.m., police said.

Flanders firefighters were called to the scene to clean up a fuel spill while Flanders Northampton ambulance volunteers treated Mr. Diaz and two injured occupants of the other vehicle, officials said.

The three victims were taken by ambulance to Peconic Bay Medical Center for “minor injuries,” said Southampton Town police Sgt. John Boden.

Mr. Diaz was found to be intoxicated and arrested after he was treated at the hospital, police said.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a violation, and several other traffic violations, according to a police report. He was taken to police headquarters and held for arraignment.

Police closed Flanders road from County Road 105 to Ludlam Avenue while the crash was cleaned up Monday night, police said.

By 8:45 p.m., the damaged vehicles were removed and the road was reopened in both directions.

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