Man who nearly hit cop gets DWI charge

07/22/2010 12:00 AM |

A Belle Harbor man was charged with driving while intoxicated in Flanders Sunday after driving against traffic and nearly hitting a police car, Southampton Town Police said.

Aleksandr Shulman, 46, of 142nd Street was stopped for speeding and failing to stay in a lane after he nearly hit a Southampton squad car while traveling westbound in the eastbound lane of Flanders Road about 2:40 a.m.

An officer said Mr. Shulman had alcohol on his breath and slurred speech and was subsequently found to be intoxicated, officials said.

* Two arrests resulted from a party that got out of control in Flanders early Sunday.

Police officers were called to Albany Avenue for a large party with multiple fights in the roadway, and in which Kendra Rivero, 23, of Ludlam Avenue in Riverside was allegedly “recklessly” engaged in fighting with another person, Southampton police said. Ms. Rivero was charged with disorderly conduct. Jamal Langhorne, 54, of East Street in Flanders, was also at the party about 1 a.m., police said. When asked to move out of the street, Mr. Langhorne refused and when an officer attempted to arrest him, he shoved the officer and began violently flailing his arms in an attempt to avoid being handcuffed, according to police.

Mr. Langhorne was eventually subdued without any injuries and charged with second-degree harassment, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, police said.

* Scott Thayer, 45, of Fanning Avenue in Hampton Bays was pulled over Friday night in Flanders for tailgating on his motorcycle and is now facing a drug charge, police said. Officials said that when police stopped him, Mr. Thayer threw a pack of cigarettes to the ground that contained what was believed to be cocaine, officials said.

Mr. Thayer was charged criminal possession of a controlled substance and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, as it was learned that his license had been revoked for driving while intoxicated, according to police. He was also issued traffic violations.

* Cynthia Harris, 21, who police say is homeless, was charged with disorderly conduct Friday morning on Flanders Road in Riverside after she was asked to leave McDonald’s and began using obscene and abusive language in public, police said.

* Stephanie Brown, 41, of Eleanor Street in Mastic was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance on Flanders Road and Evergreen Road in Flanders last Tuesday.

Ms. Brown was pulled over for moving from a lane unsafely and failure to signal when an officer discovered that she was in possession of crack cocaine, according to police.

She was processed at headquarters and released on $150 bail.

* John Kolakowski, 20, of Longneck Boulevard in Flanders was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana last Wednesday night on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays. He was pulled over for a traffic violation when an officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car. Mr. Kolakowski admitted, “There is weed inside in a tin,” according to police.

* Daniel Banach, 50, of West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays was charged with DWI after being involved in a traffic accident Saturday morning on Flanders Road and Bellows Pond Road in Flanders. Information on the accident was not available.

* Irene Cannon, 46, of Riverhead was charged with second-degree criminal impersonation and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle Friday on Flanders Road.

Ms. Cannon was pulled over for a traffic infraction and identified herself as someone else to the officer. After she was properly identified, a license check revealed that her license had been suspended for a prior DWI conviction, according to police.

* Louis Mannino, 45, of Riverhead was issued a summons for operating a taxi without a town taxi license about 2 a.m. Sunday on Dune Road in Hampton Bays when an officer noticed there were two active warrants out for him on charges of criminal contempt and second-degree aggravated harassment, both issued out of Southampton Town.

* A Riverhead man reported being punched in the face Friday at the Garden Deli on Flanders Road in Flanders. The suspect left the scene, and the victim received several stitches at Peconic Bay Medical Center to close a laceration on his right cheek, according to police. No arrests had been reported at press time.

* Two dirt bikes, each valued at between $1,000 and $1,500, were reported stolen from a home on Flanders Road in Flanders last Monday. One of the bikes was later found but the other is still missing, police said.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.