POLICE BLOTTER Southampton Police

07/13/2011 11:50 AM |

• An upstate man was arrested Sunday night for driving while intoxicated and for not having an ignition interlock unit in his car, which was required as a condition of a previous DWI conviction, police said.

Michael Matica, 32, of Belmont Road in Hawthorne, N.Y. was charged with felony DWI after police stopped him on Flanders Road Friday night. Mr. Matica was initially stopped for a seat belt violation and during questioning the officer noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath, police said. He was discovered to be intoxicated and found to have a revoked licensed from a prior DWI, officials said.

He also was driving without a court-ordered ignition interlock device, which requires the owner of a car to blow into a breathalyzer unit in order to start the vehicle, police said.

• Juan Lopez, 30, of Charles Street in Riverhead was charged with DWI about 2:15 a.m. Saturday on Flanders Road and County Road 105, police said. He was stopped for swerving and was discovered to have alcohol on his breath, as well as bloodshot, glassy eyes, officials said.

He was charged with DWI and with moving from a lane unsafely.

• Erwin Coronado, 21, of Washington Avenue in Hampton Bays was charged with DWI shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday on Ludlam Avenue in Riverside, police said. Mr. Coronado was pulled over after he was observed swerving out of his lane and was then found to be intoxicated, officials said. He also was charged with moving from a lane unsafely, and an open alcohol container violation.

• Samantha Pressley, 23, of Hillcrest Avenue in Southampton was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana June 30 on Old Quogue Road in Riverside, police said. She was pulled over for a muffler violation and found to have no driver’s license. The officer then discovered a smell of marijuana coming from the car and marijuana was located in the car, police said.
She also was charged with unlicensed operation and a muffler and exhaust violation, officials said.

• Joseph Baker, 21, of Kirk Avenue in Riverside was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana June 24 on Old Quogue Road in Riverside, police said. He was stopped for illegally tinted front windows and was found to be in possession of marijuana, authorities 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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.