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Southampton Blotter: Riverhead man arrested for driving while intoxicated

Southampton Town police arrested a Riverhead man Sunday on felony driving while intoxicated charges.

Fredy Ruano-Juarez, 46, was stopped near Speonk-Riverhead Road around 3 a.m. and told an officer he had been drinking alcohol, police said.

Further investigation revealed he had a prior DWI conviction in the last 10 years and was operating a vehicle without a court-ordered interlock device, officials said.

He was arrested and charged with circumventing an interlock device, a misdemeanor, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and DWI, both felonies.

• A Northampton woman was arrested Sunday for driving without a license.

Southampton police stopped Brittany Hughes, 31, on County Route 94 in Riverhead around 10:20 p.m. and found she was driving with a suspended license. She was charged with second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor.

• Police arrested Stephen Warren, 55, of Ronkonkoma for driving with a revoked license in Flanders last week.

After he was pulled over last Wednesday around 1:19 p.m. near Quogue-Riverhead Road, an officer found that his license had previously been revoked due to a DWI charge. Mr. Warren was charged with misdemeanor second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

• A Central Islip man was arrested and issued a Southampton Town code violation for open consumption of an alcoholic beverage last Tuesday.

According to a police report, Troy Liddell, 35, was observed drinking a can of Michelob Ultra beer on Long Neck Boulevard in Flanders around 12:46 p.m.

He was released on a field appearance ticket.

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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.