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Southampton blotter: DWI arrests in Flanders, Riverside

05/20/2016 3:58 PM |

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A Stony Brook man was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Flanders on Friday.

A vehicle driven by Dylan Vitti, 24, was pulled over after being observed failing to stay in the proper lane on Flanders Road around 1:40 a.m., police said. He was found to be intoxicated and was charged with aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor, and numerous traffic violations.

• New York State Police arrested a Miller Place man for drunk driving in Flanders last Tuesday.

Thomas Rosante, 33, was stopped on State Route 24 after he was seen moving unsafely from his lane, officials said.

He was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor.

• A Riverhead woman was arrested for theft in Riverside last Thursday.

Shana Pippin, 30, was identified by the victim in a photo lineup in connection with a petit larceny that occurred on April 25, officials said.

Ms. Pippin was charged with petit larceny, a misdemeanor.

• Police arrested a Northampton man for driving with a suspended license in Riverside Friday.

Herman Patterson, 32, was driving westbound on Maynard Street around 10:40 p.m. and was observed tailgating a car when police stopped him and learned he had a suspended driver’s license, officials said.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and a traffic violation.

Mr. Patterson also was arrested in March for aggravated unlicensed operation and possession of marijuana, according to a News-Review article.

• A Bohemia woman was arrested for driving without a license in Riverside on Saturday.

Erica Gerrity, 42, was stopped for speeding eastbound near the traffic circle at Nugent Drive at around 7 p.m. when police learned her license was suspended in Tennessee and New York, officials said.

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

• Police arrested a Riverhead man for driving with a suspended license in Hampton Bays on Sunday.

Victor Velasquez, 38, was involved in an accident on Ponquogue Avenue around 12:50 p.m. when police learned his license had been suspended in April for failing to answer a summons out of East Hampton Town Court, officials said.

He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, and a traffic violation.

• A Bridgehampton man was arrested for driving without a license in Flanders last Tuesday.

Jose Guanga, 54, was observed driving erratically on Flanders Road around 12:45 a.m. and was stopped by a police officer, who determined Mr. Guanga had a suspended license, officials said.

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

• Police arrested a Westhampton man for driving an unregistered car in Riverside last Tuesday.

Juan Tintibalan, 28, was observed driving eastbound on Riverleigh Avenue around 7:45 p.m. when he was stopped for having something hanging from his rearview mirror, obstructing his view, officials said. Police then learned he had a suspended driver’s license, officials said.

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

• A Patchogue man was arrested for driving with a suspended license in Northampton last Wednesday.

When Nicholas Callister, 28, was stopped for speeding on Moriches-Riverhead Road around 5:10 a.m., police determined he had a suspended driver’s license, officials said.

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

• A Center Moriches woman was arrested for driving without a license in Northampton last Wednesday.

Mynor Peralta, 28, was stopped on Speonk-Riverhead Road around 7:50 p.m. for speeding. She was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, and two traffic violations.

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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