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.
A 26-year-old Flanders man was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated Friday night, Southampton Town police said. (more…)
A pair of East End DWI Task Force checkpoints set up in Riverhead Town led to the arrest of six drivers Saturday night and Sunday morning, town police said. (more…)
Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller (left) joined SCDA Thomas Spota at Tuesday’s press conference to unveil a plan to combat drunken drivers. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
East End law enforcement agencies joined Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota Tuesday afternoon to unveil a plan to bolster sobriety checkpoints on land and at sea this summer.
The East End DWI Task Force will conduct additional checkpoints aimed at cracking down on drunken an drug impaired drivers and boaters, Mr. Spota announced during a press conference at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Hampton Bays.
A 32-year-old Flanders man who ran a stop sign was charged with driving while intoxicated Sunday night, according to Southampton Town Police.
Edwin Espanasola was pulled over after an officer saw him running a stop sign at the intersection of Priscilla Avenue and Woodroad Trail in Flanders at about 8:20 p.m., according to police.
Mr. Espanasola had alcohol on his breath, slurred speech and other signs of intoxication, police said.
He also performed badly on field sobriety tests and had registered at .08 on a pre-screen breath test, according to police.
He was charged with driving while intoxicated, unlicensed operation and failure to stop at a stop sign.
State troopers arrested a Riverhead man in Eastport Friday after he was reportedly caught driving drunk with marijuana in his vehicle, police said. (more…)
A Riverhead man was arrested on a felony drunken driving charge after being stopped in Riverside for a traffic violation, according to state police. (more…)
A Riverside man observed driving in the wrong lane with a headlight out was charged with DWI early Sunday morning, Southampton Town police said. (more…)