Southampton cops: Drunk driver cut off detective in Flanders

Two Riverhead men were arrested on separate drunken driving charges in Flanders early Monday, Southampton Town police said.

Adam Shamulzai, 21, was seen driving a 2001 BMW 530 out of his lane on Flanders Road about 12:11 a.m. and was missing a headlight, police said. He was pulled over by a police officer and “performed poorly” on a field sobriety test, according to a police report.

Mr. Shamulzai also had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol on his breath and was unsteady on his feet, the report states. He had a .13 blood alcohol content after taking a breath test, according to the report.

Mr. Shamulzai was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and several traffic infractions.

About two hours later, Dwayne Bartlett, 52, was also arrested.

Mr. Bartlett was stopped for a traffic violation while driving a 2003 Dodge on Flanders Road just before 2 a.m., police said. The officer suspected Mr. Bartlett might have been drunk due to the smell of alcohol on his breath and his “bloodshot, glassy eyes,” according to a police report.

Mr. Bartlett took a field sobriety test but was unsteady on his feet and failed a breath test at the scene, police said.

He was also arrested and charged with misdemeanor DWI, police said.

• A Riverhead man was nabbed on a drunken driving charge after he cut in front of a Southampton Town police detective in Flanders before driving off the road Saturday night, police said.

The detective spotted Sergio Gonzalez-Ramirez, 20, driving a 2002 Madza sedan “in an erratic manner,” passing the detective in a no-passing zone, driving out of his lane and finally crossing back in front of the detective while driving off the travel portion of the road, according to a police report.

Mr. Gonzalez-Ramirez was pulled over and arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge, police said. He also faces a slew of traffic infractions, according to the police report.

He was arraigned in Southampton Town court the next day and released on $750 bail.

• A Riverside teen was arrested for allegedly punching a family member several times during a fight at the teen’s home, police said.

Police received a 911 call from a house on Kirk Avenue just after 1 p.m. about a domestic dispute. When they arrived they found that Davontay Miles, 17, had gotten into a dispute with two family members at the house, according to a police report.

The argument became physical and Mr. Miles attacked one of his relatives, punching him several times in the face and injuring his left eye, police said.

Mr. Miles was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault. He was arraigned and held at Suffolk County jail on $500 bail.

• Someone damaged a car window in Flanders last Sunday night, according to a police report.

The owner of the car said it appeared someone shot at the vehicle’s rear window with a BB gun while it was parked on McKinley Street between 7 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. Monday, the report states. The broken window will cost “less than $250” to repair, according to the report.

The case is currently pending and there are no leads at this time, 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.