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State police: Multiple DWI arrests reported in Riverhead, Flanders

10/26/2015 9:49 AM |

State troopers announced four arrests across Riverhead and Flanders over the past week, including three drunk driving arrests and one for drug possession.

The first arrest occurred Tuesday, when Christina Schlachter, 22, of Jamesport was pulled over while driving on East Main Street in Riverhead for failing to stay in her lane, according to a news release. Police said Ms. Schlachter’s license had previously been suspended 16 times, and that police discovered she was in possession of a controlled substance and marijuana.

She was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, police said. Ms. Schlachter was released with a date to appear in Riverhead Town court.

The next day, Antonio Aju Saquimux, 40, of Flanders was stopped on Flanders Road after his vehicle was reportedly seen “operating erratically.” Troopers found Mr. Aju Saquimux was intoxicated and arrested him at the scene. He was charged with DWI and issued a ticket to appear in Southampton Town court.

Another drunk driving arrest, this one a felony, was made on Saturday, police reported.

Santos Moreno, 48, of Riverhead — who had previously been convicted of DWI within the past 10 years, police said — was stopped on County Route 104 for tailgating another vehicle, according to the police news release. A state trooper found Mr. Moreno was intoxicated and arrested him at the scene.

On Saturday, state troopers reportedly caught another drunk driver.

Police said Cesar Ramirez-Vasquez, 28, of Westhampton was seen driving out of his lane on Route 25 in Riverhead. He was pulled over and arrested after police determined he was intoxicated.

Mr. Ramirez-Vasquez was charged with DWI and released with a ticket and a future court date in Riverhead Town court.

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