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Southampton Blotter: Unlicensed driver caught driving drunk

An unlicensed Riverhead man was caught driving drunk in Flanders last Thursday after a passing motorist observed him driving erratically with only three tires, according to a Southampton Town police report.

Robert Stepankewich, 66, was pulled over by police on Flanders Road near Long Neck Boulevard, officials said. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, first- and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and two traffic violations, police said.

• An unlicensed Flanders man who failed to pull over for police during a traffic stop was arrested on a drunken-driving charge last Tuesday in Flanders, officials said.

Cristian Escoto-Perdomo, 26, was driving on Hart Avenue when police observed him failing to maintain his lane of travel, police said. Police attempted to pull him over after he also failed to use a turn signal, officials said.

Mr. Escoto-Perdomo didn’t stop for police, drove in the middle of the road and later pulled into his driveway, the report states.

He was charged with DWI, third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and several traffic violations, police said.

• Clerks at three local stores were busted in a police sting operation Saturday that found the employees sold alcohol to minors, officials said.

The following clerks were charged with first-degree unlawful dealing of alcohol with a child: Saeed Akhtar, 58, of Patchogue, an employee at Valero gas station on Peconic Avenue in Riverside; Flanders Road 7-Eleven employees Zubair Ahsan, 37, of Patchogue, and Frayner Figueroa-Solorzan, 18, of Riverhead; and Garden Deli employee Morena Garcia-Palma, 24, police said.

• A Cutchogue woman was arrested on drug charges in Riverside after police found her sitting on a milk crate in a “known drug area,” police said.

Police found Maryann Walsh, 43, on Riverleigh Avenue and noticed a glass pipe containing crack cocaine sticking out of her bag, officials said. She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

• Jason Domenici, 41, of Mattituck was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle last Tuesday on Flanders Road in Riverside, police said.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.