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Southampton blotter: Man faces Leandra’s Law charge in DWI

10/22/2015 5:50 AM |

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A Cedarhurst man faces a felony DWI charge after being arrested last Monday under Leandra’s Law, Southampton Town police said.

Dori Kuritzky, 31, was pulled over on Flanders Road in Riverside at around 10:50 p.m. after police saw him drive into the center turn lane with no intention of making a turn, officials said. His breath smelled strongly of alcohol when police interviewed him and he performed poorly on a standard field sobriety test, police said.

He was charged with aggravated DWI for driving with a passenger under the age of 16, police said. He also faces misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child and refusing a breath test, police said.

• A Flanders man was arrested in Riverside last Tuesday for driving while impaired by drugs.

Keith Agard, 21, was stopped for an alleged equipment violation at the Flanders Road McDonald’s around 12:25 p.m. An officer approached the vehicle, smelled a strong odor of marijuana and noticed that Mr. Agard had bloodshot, glassy eyes, police said. Further investigation proved he possessed marijuana and that his license was suspended, police said.

Police said Mr. Agard was charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs and two counts of aggravated unlicensed operation, all misdemeanors, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana, driving without a license, and driving with non-transparent side windows, all violations.

• A Mattituck man was arrested Sunday for drinking and driving in Hampton Bays, police said.

Alexander Perez-Alarcon, 24, was stopped for allegedly failing to maintain his lane of travel at around 2:55 a.m. on Flanders Road.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated and two violations, police said.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man on a drug charge Friday in Riverside.

Melvin Trent, 52, was seen in possession of an open can of King Cobra beer around 6:20 p.m. on Old Quogue Road, police said. Police later found crack cocaine in his left front pants pocket, officials said.

Mr. Trent was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and open/consumption of an alcoholic beverage, a violation, police said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested for circumventing an interlock system last Thursday in Flanders.

Nicolas SantaMaria, 49, was stopped around 4:55 p.m. on Flanders Road near the Big Duck for having a broken taillight, police said. He was then found to be driving without a court-ordered ignition interlock device, officials said.

He faces a misdemeanor charge of circumventing an interlock, police said.

• Police arrested a 39-year-old man Oct. 14 for driving without a license in Flanders.

Hilsias Pereira of Flanders was stopped around 10:35 a.m. on Wood Road Trail for multiple traffic violations, police said. It was then determined he had a suspended driver’s license, officials said. He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and numerous equipment violations.

• A 30-year-old man was arrested Oct. 12 for driving without a license in Riverside, police said.

Thomas Muessig of Riverhead was stopped on Flanders Road around 10:55 a.m. for numerous traffic violations, police said. Police then determined he had a suspended license, officials said.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, police said.

• Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving without a license in Flanders on Saturday.

Luis Galvez, 37, was stopped around 10:55 p.m. on Flanders Road for allegedly failing to maintain his lane of travel. A DMV check revealed that his license had been suspended for failure to answer a summons, police said. Mr. Galvez was also found to have an active bench warrant out of the Riverhead Town Police Department, officials said.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and multiple traffic violations, police said.

• A brick was thrown through the front window of a home on Birch Court in Northampton Saturday night while the family was inside sleeping, police said. No arrest has been made.

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