CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Ambulance officials declined to comment on the nature of the victim’s injuries.
A man was airlifted to an area hospital after a one-car accident on Flanders Road Saturday afternoon, officials said.
A green sedan traveling westbound crossed into the oncoming lane and crashed into a utility pole near Whitebrook Drive just after 2:30 p.m., said Riverhead Volunteer Fire Department chief Joseph Raynor.
Flanders-Northampton Ambulance officials declined to comment on the nature of the man’s injuries, saying only that he was being airlifted to Stony Brook University Medical Center.
Southampton Town police diverted eastbound traffic down Whitebrook Drive for about a half hour following the crash.
CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | A green sedan crashed into a utility pole on Flanders Road Saturday afternoon.
A homeless man was arrested twice in less than six hours at a Riverside fast food restaurant Friday after he allegedly assaulted a man at the restaurant, was arrested, arraigned and released, before trespassing at the same restaurant to buy some food, according to Southampton Town police reports.
Police say William Gilmore Jr., 47, formerly of Florida, “came after” a Manorville man at the McDonald’s on Flanders Road about 9 a.m., punching the victim in the forehead after Gilmore said the Manorville man took his spot in line.
The victim suffered bruises, a scratch above his right eye and a cut above his left eye that required four stitches to close, according to a police report. The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment, while Mr. Gilmore was arrested by police.
Mr. Gilmore was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, and was taken to police headquarters. He was later arraigned and released by the court and was warned not to return to the restaurant, police said.
But the man went back to the McDonalds about 3 p.m., police said.
The manager signed a trespassing affidavit stating Mr. Gilmore came back to the restaurant and bought some food. Mr. Gilmore was arrested again by police and charged with third-degree criminal trespassing.
He was arraigned and was held at Suffolk County jail on $2,500 cash bail, police said.
A Middle Island man was arrested on Monday night after police said he found with crack cocaine in the car while driving with a suspended license.
Southampton police said that around 9:10 p.m., 40-year-old Anthony Salvagno was driving down County Road 94 in Riverside when he was pulled over for a traffic infraction.
Mr. Salvagno, police said, was in possession of crack cocaine personally, and also had it in a straw in the car.
Cops said that his license had been suspended, and Mr. Salvagno was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, both misdemeanors.
He was arrested at the scene, transported to headquarters, and held for morning arraignment.
An ex-convict was arrested yesterday morning after Southampton Police said he was driving his car in Riverside without an interlock device following a previous drunk driving conviction.
According to police, 33-year-old Daryl Gregory was arrested and charged with two misdemeanors: circumventing an interlock device and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. Gregory was reportedly driving on Flanders Road around 11:15 a.m. when police pulled him over for a traffic violation and found out that his license was suspended and he was operating a vehicle without an interlock device – a requirement stemming from a prior DWI.
Sgt. Howard Kalb said Gregory had a conditional license, allowing him to drive to places such as work and medical appointments, however that was suspended when he failed to meet certain requirements.
According to the New York State Department of Corrections, Gregory has served prison time for convictions of both second-degree attempted robbery as well as criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree.
Gregory served nearly two years for the robbery conviction, before being released in 2000, and spent four years in prison from 2006 to 2010 for the drug conviction.
Gregory was arrested and according to Southampton Justice Court, made $250 cash bail after being arraigned and is due back in court on Friday.
A 26-year-old Riverhead woman was charged with driving while intoxicated Saturday morning, Southampton Town police said.
Lourdes Cardona-Acosta was arrested at 4:12 a.m. on Lynn Avenue in Hampton Bays, police said. She was processed and held for arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court.
A New York City man was arrested for drunken driving early Tuesday when he was pulled over for not giving the right of way to cars in the Riverside traffic circle, Southampton Town police said.
Jean Marc Choffel, 41, was seen driving on Flanders Road about 1:25 a.m. and failing to “yield the right of way to other vehicles in the circle,” according to a police statement. Police pulled over Mr. Choffel and found he was intoxicated.
He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and a traffic violation, police said. He was taken to police headquarters and held for morning arraignment.
A 27-year-old Riverhead man was arrested for driving drunk in Hampton Bays early Sunday, Southampton Town police said.
Adelso De Paz was pulled over for a traffic violation about 3:20 a.m., according to a police statement. An officer found he was drunk and arrested him at the scene.
Mr. De Paz was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and held at police headquarters for a morning arraignment.
A Speonk woman with a history of arrests faces a felony driving while intoxicated charge after she was found to be impaired after a Friday morning car accident in Flanders, Southampton Town Police said.
Police charged Dorothy Guthrie, 42, with driving while ability impaired by drugs and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony. Police said Ms. Guthrie had a prior DWI in the last 10 years, accounting for the felony DWI charge.
The accident occurred at 8:47 a.m. on Cypress Avenue. Police did not give further details on the extent of the accident.
In May 2012, the Suffolk Times reported Ms. Guthrie was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. In November 2011, Ms. Guthrie crashed her vehicle in Mattituck while driving under the influence of drugs, according to an earlier report.
Ms. Guthrie was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court and remanded to the Suffolk County Jail on $10,000 bail.