04/10/15 12:09pm
04/10/2015 12:09 PM
Lynette McDonough. (Credit: Riverhead Town Police Department)

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…)

02/26/15 10:32pm
02/26/2015 10:32 PM
Megan Finne (Credit: Riverhead Police Department)

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.

02/15/15 3:55pm
02/15/2015 3:55 PM

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.

12/16/14 10:06am
12/16/2014 10:06 AM

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…)

01/19/14 9:43am
01/19/2014 9:43 AM

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.

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