Riverhead blotter: State, local police make drunken driving arrests

A Flanders man was charged with felony driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over on Old Country Road last Monday, Oct. 13, state police said.

Troopers stopped Juan Palacios, 29, near the intersection of Doctors Path, according to a news release. An investigation revealed that he was drunk, police said, and he was arrested at the scene.

• A Riverhead man was accused of driving drunk after state police allegedly caught him intoxicated on Roanoke Avenue Saturday.

Marvin Setino-Chinchilla, 40, was arrested after being stopped near Pulaski Street, according to a news release. Troopers determined Mr. Setino-Chinchilla was drunk and charged him with misdemeanor DWI. He was processed at the state trooper barracks and released with a date in Riverhead Town court later this month.

• A 23-year-old man was arrested for drunken driving after colliding with a tree in Calverton early Saturday morning, Riverhead police said.

David Fitzgerald was arrested about 5 a.m. after hitting a tree on Edwards Avenue, according to a police blotter report. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI, according to the report. Police did not release additional information about the arrest.

• A 2004 Land Rover that was reported stolen earlier this month was found near Riverhead Free Library about 1 a.m. last Tuesday, Oct. 14, according to a police blotter report. The vehicle was recovered by police. Southold detectives were notified that the vehicle had been found. No other information was made available by Riverhead Town police.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.