08/06/14 9:26am

A 44-year-old Riverhead woman was busted speeding in Riverside Monday night despite having 21 suspensions on her drivers license, Southampton Town police said.

Police said Julia Shoffner was stopped about 10:50 p.m. on Flanders Road, where a DMV search revealed that Ms. Shoffner’s license had been revoked, police said.

She was arrested and charged with aggravated unlicensed driving, a felony, police said.

Her arraignment information was not immediately available.


08/04/14 7:49am
08/04/2014 7:49 AM

Southampton Town Police arrested a Flanders man last night after they said he was driving drunk down the wrong side of Montauk Highway with an open container in his car.

According to police, 24-year-old Rudy Hernandez-Punai was seen driving westbound on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays around 9:20 p.m. However police said he was driving in the eastbound lanes of travel.

He was stopped and reportedly found to be intoxicated. Mr. Hernandez-Punai was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, as well as several traffic infractions, including failing to keep right on a roadway, having an open container in a vehicle, and unlicensed operation.

He was held for morning arraignment.

08/01/14 12:39pm
08/01/2014 12:39 PM
The plane is taxied back to its hangar Wednesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The plane is taxied back to its hangar Wednesday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

The tandem skydiving accident that killed a 25-year-old Medford man and critically injured the instructor was “unequivocally” caused by a mini-tornado known as a “dust devil,” according to the national director of the United States Parachute Association.  (more…)