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…)
Riverhead police. (Credit: Barbarellen Koch, file)
Seven people were arrested on drunken driving and marijuana-related charges at four sobriety checkpoints set up in Riverhead Town Saturday night into Sunday, town police said.
Southampton Town police arrested a 24-year-old Flanders man Saturday for drunken driving and other charges after he left his license plate at the scene of a two-car crash, officials said.
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…)