Police: Jamesport man charged with DWAI

04/22/2013 5:00 PM |

A Jamesport teenager was arrested late Sunday night after crashing his vehicle on Main Road while high on drugs and then trying to run from police at the scene, Riverhead Town police said.

Joshua Odell, 19, crashed in Jamesport near Jason’s Vineyard about 11:20 p.m., police said. A police officer got to the scene of the crash and saw Mr. Odell standing outside the driver’s side door of the crashed car.

When Mr. Odell saw the officer, he began to run east on Main Road, police said. The officer chased after Mr. Odell and caught him about 50 yards from the spot of the crash, police said.

After his arrest, Mr. Odell told the cop he had smoked marijuana laced with PCP before driving, police said.

Mr. Odell was arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, and first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, a felony, after he was caught with a fake drivers license that stated he was 21 years old, police said.

He was held at police headquarters and arraigned in Town Justice Court Monday afternoon.

He was released with a future court date because he had no previous misdemeanor or felony convictions on his record, court officials said.