A Riverhead man was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge after a car accident near Maple Avenue in Flanders Saturday night, according to Southampton Town Police.
Delfido Rodolfo Lopez-Perez, 37, of Doris Avenue was heading south on Flanders Road near the intersection about 10:45 p.m. when car side-swiped the rear passenger side of another car, police said. Mr. Lopez-Perez’s car then veered off the road into a tree.
He refused a pre-screen breath test and was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he also refused to take a chemical test and was arrested on the DWI charge, police said.
He was additionally charged with following too closely and moving from a lane unsafely, and released on an appearance ticket, police said.
He’s due back in Southampton Justice Court on Jan. 8.
A Thanksgiving-eve East End DWI Task Force operation led to four arrests in Riverhead Town, police said.
The expanded enforcement initiative was in effect from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 4 a.m. Thursday and included officers from the Riverhead Town, Suffolk County and Westhampton Beach police departments.
The following four drivers were charged with DWI as a result of the operation:
Rogelio Romero, 45, of Riverhead
David Dougherty, 35, of Kings Park
Carlos Franco-Oliva, 23, of Flanders
Dawn Philips, 51, of Riverside
A Riverhead woman was arrested by Nassau County police Wednesday on an active bench warrant from Southold Town police, according to a press release.
Raquel Mahon, 44, failed to appear in court to face charges stemming from a prior DWI arrest, police said.
Ms. Mahon had been arrested in July after another driver spotted her driving in and out of her lane on Main Road in Cutchogue, police said. She had been driving with a suspended license at the time, police said.
An Amityville man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after police found him sleeping in a car parked at a Northampton intersection Sunday morning, Southampton Town police said.
An officer found William Washington, 29, inside his car with the engine running at the intersection of Lakeview Drive and Lake Avenue at 6:12 a.m., according to a police statement.
Police investigated and said they found Mr. Washington was intoxicated.
He was charged with felony DWI and held for arraignment, police said.
A 45-year-old East Hampton man was arrested for DWI and other charges in Riverside early Saturday after police spotted his car speeding along Flanders Road, Southampton Town police said.
Cops stopped Edwardo Morgado-Rodriguez just after 1 a.m. and found him to be intoxicated, officials said.
He was arrested and also charged with speeding, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and other traffic violations.
A Flanders man is facing aggravated DWI and drug charges after he was arrested for driving through Flanders without headlights on early Saturday, town police said.
Fernando Hernandez Reyes, 28, drove south on Flanders Road without his lights on about 12:50 a.m. and turned onto Oak Avenue without signaling, according to a police report.
Police pulled Mr. Hernandez Reyes over and found he was intoxicated, police said. An officer searched him at the scene and found he had a “quantity of cocaine” in his possession, according to the report.
A later chemical test revealed his blood alcohol content was .18 percent, police said.
He was charges with aggravated DWI, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and several traffic violations, police said.
Southampton Town police arrested three men in three separate incidents early on Sunday and Monday mornings on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol in the Flanders-Riverside area.
According to police, Margarito Morales, 35, of Riverhead, was arrested on charges of DWI and several other vehicle and traffic violations about 1:45 a.m. after he was caught driving drunk on Lake Avenue in Riverside.
James Bennett, 25, of Flanders, was charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a felony. Bennett was arrested shortly after 5:15 a.m. on Flanders Road in Flanders.
On Monday, East Hampton resident Francisco Moctezuma, 47, was arrested on a DWI charge after being pulled over on Flanders Road in Flanders just before 5 a.m.
Police said all three were arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court.
Correction: An earlier version of this article stated that all three arrests were on Monday morning.
A Farmingville man was arrested on driving while intoxicated and drug possession charges Sunday after he drove away from police near a Northampton bowling alley, Southampton Town police said.
Louis Marcello, 43, was seen “parked suspiciously” behind Wildwood Bowl in Northampton in a Chevrolet pick-up truck about 4:50 p.m., according to a police report. But when the officer approached Mr. Marcello’s truck, he fled, the report states.
Mr. Marcello was pulled over a short distance away on Lakeview Drive for failing to stay in his lane, police said. Mr. Marcello was interviewed by police and had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage upon [his] breath,” according to the report.
He also was unsteady on his feet and failed a breath test with a .11 percent blood alcohol content, police said. The officer also found an open 12-ounce bottle of Blue Point beer in the truck’s cup holder and “what is believed to be cocaine” in the car, police said.
Mr. Marcello was arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, DWI, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two violations, police said.