One checkpoint arrest, others increased patrols

Six Rounded Up For DWI

Six local people were caught drunk driving over Labor Day weekend, according to Riverhead Town Police.

The arrests resulted from the department’s increased Stop-DWI enforcement from Friday, August 31, into Monday, September 3. The enforcement included increased patrols and sobriety checkpoints, which were held from 8 PM Saturday to 2:30 AM on Sunday. Those arrested for DWI on September 1 included Ricardo Polanco Peraza, 37, of Riverhead, Nancy Walker, 68, of Greenport, and 33-year-old Riverhead resident Alonzo Sazo-Tocay, who was arrested at a sobriety checkpoint. Sazo-Tocay did not have a valid driver’s license and was additionally charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony.

John Joseph Finn, 55, of Riverhead, was arrested for felony DWI on Sunday, September 2. The unlicensed Finn, who was driving a stolen car at the time of his arrest, was additionally charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, a felony, and criminal possession of stolen property. Hilario Hernandez Rubio, 41, of Riverhead was also charged with felony DWI on Sunday. Ciara Love, 21, of Riverhead was charged with DWI on Monday, September 3. All of those arrested were processed at Riverhead Town Police Headquarters and were held for morning arraignment.

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