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Southampton blotter: Driver gives fake name after car accident

05/10/2016 9:00 AM |

A Riverhead man was arrested after he gave officers a fake name following a vehicle accident last Wednesday in Hampton Bays, Southampton Town police said.

Kevin Santos, 22, was driving south on Flanders Road around 10:50 a.m. and rear-ended another car, officials said. When questioned by police, Mr. Santos allegedly gave a different name and said he didn’t know his birthday.

He was charged with false personation, a misdemeanor, officials said.

• A Riverhead man was arrested on a drunken driving charge Sunday in Flanders, Southampton Town police said.

Jorge Velecela, 50, was driving on Flanders Road around  2:10 a.m. when he was pulled over for traffic violations, officials said.

During the investigation, police found Mr. Velecela had red, glassy eyes, slurred speech and smelled of alcohol, officials said.

After failing sobriety and Breathalyzer tests, Mr. Velecela was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and numerous traffic violations, police said.

• A Hampton Bays man was arrested last Monday on a drunken driving charge in Flanders, according to the New York State Police Department.

Steven Giarraputo, 37, was driving on Flanders Road and was pulled over for having a headlight out, officials said. He was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, police said.

• A Laurel man was arrested Friday in Riverhead on a drunken driving charge, according to the New York State Police Department.

Robert Bosworth, 19, was driving on Route 58 when police pulled him over for speeding, officials said.

He was charged with aggravated DWI, police said.

• A Sag Harbor woman was caught driving with a suspended license Friday in Riverside, Southampton Town police said.

Juliana Souza, 28, was driving near the traffic circle on Flanders Road around 11:45 p.m. when police pulled her over for speeding, officials said.

During the investigation, police found that her license had been suspended and Southampton Justice Court had issued a warrant for her arrest, officials said.

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

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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