Police said sleeping driver was drunk and left engine on

Beer Plus Nap Equals DWI




Southold Town Police probably did a double take when they passed a 2014 Dodge Ram parked on Route 58 with the engine running and someone in the driver’s seat at around 7:13 AM on Sunday, May 12.

They said Nelson Coreas-Fuentes of Greenport was indeed dozing, and a can of Corona White was clearly visible in the truck cab. Police said they ascertained Coreas-Fuentes had been drinking excessively and charged him with driving while intoxicated. He was processed and held for arraignment.

Two mornings earlier, Daniel Scalia of Cutchogue was arrested on the same charge. Police said Scalia was headed northbound on Skunk Lane when he apparently lost control of his vehicle and struck a concrete pillar/driveway. He also mowed down several mailboxes before finally coming to a halt. Scalia allegedly tried to flee the scene but police spotted him near Eugene’s Road and took him into custody.

Police have been looking for whomever has been rifling through parked cars in Greenport Village for the better part of a year. They received a tip in April and made an arrest on May 12. Sheryl Davis, 50, a local woman, was implicated in the theft of some loose change from an unlocked vehicle on April 11. She is suspected of “multiple larcenies” and the investigation is continuing.

A Montauk man went on quite the shopping spree at Rite Aid on Route 25 in Mattituck on the morning of May 13, police said. The trouble was he allegedly didn’t pay for the goodies. Vincent Liebenow had a treasure trove of makeup, including lip gloss, eyeliner, and mascara — 32 items in all, according to police. A staff member noticed and police were called — they said they located Liebenow at a nearby bus stop. Police did not itemize charges lodged against him.

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