06/16/14 2:31pm
06/16/2014 2:31 PM

SH_CopsA 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.

04/23/14 12:48pm
04/23/2014 12:48 PM
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Riverhead Police Officer Timothy Murphy and Chief David Hegermiller (Credit: Courtesy photo)

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, Riverhead Police Officer Timothy Murphy and Chief David Hegermiller (Credit: Courtesy photo)

How many driving while intoxicated arrests does it take to be the “top cop” in Suffolk County? Riverhead police officer Timothy Murphy can tell you: exactly 118.

Mr. Murphy, who was named one of the top DWI officers in 2012, was again honored as the county’s top DWI cop during a ceremony that recognized 23 officers from across the county for their arrests.  (more…)