Cops: Riverhead man charged with DWI after accident

A Riverhead man was charged with driving while intoxicated after a single-car crash in Mattituck Friday night, Southold Town police said. 

Robert McCarty, 27, was driving south on Breakwater Road when he swerved to avoid striking a deer that ran in front of the vehicle at 10:50 p.m., police said. The Mercury suburban rolled over onto its roof, police said.

Mr. McCarty sustained minor injuries to his hands and he was transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center by the Mattituck Fire Department, police said. He was treated and released and then transported to police headquarters to be held for an arraignment on charges of DWI and unlicensed operator, police said.

Two passengers were in the vehicle at the time of the crash and did not suffer injuries. One passenger was transported to PBMC but refused medical attention upon arrival, police said.