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DWI Task Force checkpoints lead to four arrests in Riverhead

Four people were arrested Saturday at Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office DWI Task Force checkpoints set up throughout Riverhead Town. 

The Task Force arranged additional patrols featuring members of the Suffolk County, Riverhead, Southold and Shelter Island police departments.

The following four people were arrested for offenses ranging from felony Driving While Intoxicated-Leandra’s Law to DWI, DWI-drugs and driving while ability impaired:

• Jonathan Trent, 26, of Riverhead was charged with DWI-Leandra’s Law after crashing into another vehicle at a checkpoint with a 1-year-old child in his car.

• Steven Velasquez-Perez, 19, of Riverhead was charged with DWI-drugs.

• Carlo Garcia, 46, of Elmhurst, N.Y. was charged with DWI.

• Laurie Milford, 52, of Wading River was charged with DWAI.

A fifth DWI Task Force arrest took place in Southampton Town when William MacDougal, 50, of Riverhead was observed with his driver’s side door open and his vehicle stopped in a westbound rest area entrance way on Flanders Road.