Lynette McDonough. (Credit: Riverhead Town Police Department)
A 9-year-old boy who was hospitalized after his mother allegedly crashed her sedan into a utility pole on Middle Road Thursday while driving drunk and high was nearly thrown from the car because he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, a prosecutor said at the mother’s arraignment Friday morning.
Lynette McDonough of Calverton, 38, pleaded not guilty in Riverhead Town court to charges of felony driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child. (more…)
Megan Finne (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)
A Ridge woman was arrested on drunken driving charges Thursday after she was caught driving erratically in Riverhead with her 2-month-old child in the car, according to a police press release.
Riverhead police said they received a report at around 2:30 p.m. of a woman driving erratically with an infant in the car at around 2:30 p.m.
Police later located Megan Finne, 20, in a vehicle matching the description in the report, officials said.
She was arrested after police found her to be intoxicated and transported to headquarters for processing, officials said.
Ms. Finne was charged with DWI Leandra’s Law and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, police said.
A Riverhead man was arrested on drunken driving charges Sunday after he was caught driving erratically in Mattituck with his 11-month-old child in the car, according to a police press release.
Valentin Garcia, 29, of was driving westbound on Road 48 shortly before 2 a.m. when police observed him changing his lane of travel in an unsafe manner, Southold Town police said.
After he was pulled over, police found him to be intoxicated, officials said.
Mr. Garcia was charged with DWI Leandra’s Law, a felony, and several traffic violations, police said.
A Riverhead woman driving with three children in her vehicle was arrested under Leandra’s Law Monday night after a traffic stop downtown, New York State Police said.
Serina V. Jackson, 36, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated after failing a field sobriety test, police said. (more…)
A Wading River man was arrested on drunken driving charges Saturday after he was caught in front of Southampton Town police headquarters driving erratically with his daughter in the car, according to a police press release. (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…)
A Southold man was arrested for driving high with a child in the car in Flanders early Saturday, Southampton Town Police said.
Jacob Riehl, 23, was stopped by police on Flanders Road near Red Creek Road in Flanders shortly after 1 a.m. He was found to be high on marijuana at the time he was pulled over, police said.
He was charged with DWI Leandra’s law, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to a press release.
A New York City man whom police say was driving drunk with three young children in the car was arrested in Flanders on New Year’s Eve and charged with a felony under Leandra’s law, according to a Southampton police report.
An officer spotted a 2013 Tesla electric car driving outside its lane on Flanders Road near Pleasure Drive about 10:40 p.m., police said. The vehicle was pulled over and police determined the driver — 47-year-old Christian Robertson — was intoxicated, according to the report.
Three children, all under 10 years old, were inside the car at the time of Mr. Robertson’s traffic stop, police said. Mr. Robertson was taking the children home, police said.
Mr. Robertson was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI and endangering the welfare of a child. He was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court and released on $1,000 bail.