07/14/14 2:18pm
07/14/2014 2:18 PM
A county police helicopter prepares to airlift a crash victim near Pulaski Street School in Riverhead Sunday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

A county police helicopter prepares to airlift a crash victim near Pulaski Street School in Riverhead Sunday night. (Credit: Jennifer Gustavson)

Editor’s Note: This story was updated at 9:30 p.m. with additional information from Town Supervisor Sean Walter.

The 23-year-old taxi driver who crashed into a parked car in Riverhead Sunday night, seriously injuring his passenger, is not registered to operate a taxi in Riverhead Town — a requirement under legislation passed in 2011 — according to town license records.

Town Supervisor Sean Walter said the driver — who worked for the Day and Night Taxi Limo Service — had been issued summons for driving while unregistered four times, with the most recent citation resulting in an arrest for an outstanding Suffolk County criminal mischief warrant.

“I’ve asked the town clerk to revoke Day and Night’s permits,” Mr. Walter said Monday night. “This is ridiculous … At this point, they should not be in business in this town.”

Mr. Walter added that he will instruct police officers to ticket Day and Night taxis operating in Riverhead Town once the company’s license is revoked.

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07/13/14 11:00pm
07/13/2014 11:00 PM

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 1 a.m. Monday and includes new details released by Riverhead Town police.

A 26-year-old Riverhead man was critically injured Sunday night after the taxi cab he was riding in crashed into an unoccupied vehicle parked on Pulaski Street in Riverhead, according to a Riverhead Town police press release.

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07/13/14 10:57pm

A rescue by a Good Samaritan in the Long Island Sound near Wading River Saturday night led to confusion when the empty boat was recovered by emergency personnel who had no knowledge of the save Sunday morning, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound.

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07/12/14 10:00pm

A Flanders man who was stopped by police for failing to maintain his lane of travel along Flanders Road early Saturday morning is facing DWI and unlicensed operation charges, Southampton Town Police said.

Elder H. Ponce Ortega, 31, was stopped shortly after 2 a.m. at the intersection of Donald Avenue, police said. It was determined that he was driving drunk and without a license, police said.

He was transported to police headquarters and held for arraignment, police said.