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State police: Drunk driver refused to cooperate during arrest in Riverside

State troopers reported two arrests in the last week, one being a Riverhead woman allegedly caught with cocaine during a traffic stop and the other of an alleged drunk driver who refused to cooperate during his arrest.

The first arrest came last Tuesday, when 44-year-old Deena Colgan was charged with two counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia after the car she was riding in was pulled over, police said.

Ms. Colgan was the passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for a broken headlight while headed west on Route 58 in Riverhead, according to a news release. A state trooper investigation found Ms. Colgan was “in possession of a quantity of cocaine, smoking implements and a scale.


On Saturday, state troopers made another arrest in an unrelated traffic stop in Riverside.

Police said Rosalie Jackson, 26, of Riverhead was pulled over on Nugent Drive for driving 60 mph in a 40 mph zone with a broken taillight. Police determined she was drunk and arrested her.

According to a news release, Ms. Jackson — who was wanted on a warrant out of Riverhead Town court for a previous DWI arrest — became “extremely irate” with police and refused to get into the state trooper’s car and shouting profanities at the troopers.

Ms. Jackson was charged with DWI, obstructing governmental administration and aggravated unlicensed driving, police said. She was held in Suffolk County jail on $1,700 bail for the latest charges, according to the news release. She will be arraigned on the Riverhead Town court warrant at a later date, police said Monday.