Cops: Riverhead man caught driving drunk, passenger also arrested

12/03/2014 7:12 AM |

Officers arrested a Riverhead driver and his teen passenger late Tuesday night after the driver was caught driving drunk in Southold, police said.

Police received reports of an erratic driver at around 10:20 p.m. and they stopped Jose Avelar, 48, for failing to maintain his lane of travel on Main Road. Mr. Avelar was found to be intoxicated and was arrested, police said.

A further search revealed Mr. Avelar’s passenger Elmer Quesada, 19, of Riverhead was in possession of marijuana, police said Mr. Quesada was placed under arrested for the drug offense and later charged with false personation for giving a different name to a law enforcement official, police said.

Both subjects were held for arraignment.