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Southampton Blotter: Mattituck man in handcuffs tries to run off

A Mattituck man who gave police a fake name, then tried to flee while in handcuffs, was arrested last Tuesday in Northampton, according to Southampton Town police. 

Maximilian Bonilla, 19, was parked at Wildwood Lake State Park when police approached his vehicle, authorities said. He at first gave a false name to prevent being arrested for an active warrant by Suffolk County police for second-degree robbery, police said.

When Mr. Bonilla was placed under arrest and seated on the ground in handcuffs, he fled on foot, police said. He was caught after a short foot pursuit, according to police.

Mr. Bonilla was charged with false impersonation, third-degree escape and second-degree obstruction of governmental administration, police said.

• A Flanders man was caught driving without a license Sunday after he failed to yield while driving onto Flanders Road, causing a police officer to stop short to avoid a collision, according to police.

Wilber Garrido, 29, was then pulled over for another traffic infraction and found to be driving with a license that had been suspended last year due to a DWI charge, according to police

He was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, police said.

• DeWayne Riddick, 30, of Hampton Bays was arrested and charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle last Tuesday on Flanders Road in Riverside after he was found to be driving without a license, police said.

• A wrong-way driver on Riverleigh Avenue was arrested for drunken driving early Saturday morning, according to New York State police.

Edgar Chitay-Culajay, 36, was driving north in the southbound lane, police said. When police stopped him, officers found numerous empty and open, half-consumed beer cans inside the vehicle. Mr. Chitay-Culajay was unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, police said. He failed a standardized field test and was transported to the Riverside barracks where he was found to have a .12 percent blood alcohol content, police said. He was arrested and is due in court Dec. 18.