A Mastic man was allegedly driving while high on PCP when he crashed his sedan into a tree in Riverside last month, Southampton Town police said.
Antonio McGill, 25, was driving a 2012 Ford Fiesta about 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 12 near the Riverside traffic circle and crashed into a tree, police said. Mr. McGill — who was not wearing a seatbelt — became trapped in the car, and Riverhead firefighters were called to cut him out.
Mr. McGill was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment and admitted to police that he had taken PCP before driving, police said. He consented to a blood test and was arrested at the hospital.
Mr. McGill was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, and two traffic violations, police said. He was released from police custody and has yet to be arraigned in Southampton Town court, a court clerk said.
• Jeffrey Dobbins, 29, of Riverhead was arrested for felony criminal contempt after he violated an order of protection Friday morning, police said.
Southampton police and Suffolk County probation officers responded to a residence in Riverside about 10:45 a.m. for the alleged violation. Mr. Dobbins was also wanted on a probation violation, according to a police report.
Mr. Dobbins was arrested at the scene and arraigned in Southampton Town court. He is due back in court next month.
• A man and woman were arrested for possession of drugs after they were caught with heroin and marijuana during a traffic stop in Riverside last Thursday, state police said.
Thomas Anderson Jr., 34, of Shirley and Joanna V. Jahn, 28, of Mastic were pulled over on Peconic Avenue for traffic violations, according to a police statement. Troopers found that the two had marijuana and heroin and both were arrested at the scene.
They were each charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. Mr. Anderson and Ms. Jahn were taken to police headquarters and released with a future court date.
• Someone stole a radio from a unlocked sedan in Flanders last Tuesday night, according to a Southampton Town police report.
The owner of the 2009 Ford Escape told police that the thief jumped a fence at the auto repair shop where the car was parked sometime between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. Wednesday. A stock car radio worth $150 was taken, police said.