Southampton cops: Riverside man arrested for DWI after crash

A Riverside man was arrested for driving drunk after he hit a utility pole in Hampton Bays early Monday morning, Southampton police said.

Police said Nelson Alvardo, 41, failed to negotiate a turn from Bellows Pond Road onto Flanders Road and struck a utility pole around 1:20 a.m. causing minor injuries to his passenger.

Responding officers investigating the crash found Mr. Alvardo to be intoxicated.

He was arrested and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, unlicensed operation and other traffic infractions.

His passenger was taken to the hospital for minor injuries.