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Southampton Police: Charges In 3 Car Crashes

A 26-year-old Queens Village man, Kirk Dallal, was arrested for drug-impaired driving after he was involved in a head-on collision — injuring himself and another driver — on Old Riverhead Road in Hampton Bays just before midnight on Sunday, July 15, police said.

The driver of the other car had to be taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, police said. Dallal was taken to Stony Brook Southampton for treatment of multiple internal injuries, police said.

Dallal was charged with driving while ability impaired by a combination of drugs and alcohol, as well as unlawful possession of marijuana. He was additionally cited for not having a valid inspection sticker and failing to have the proper restraints, according to police. He was issued an appearance ticket for Southampton Town Justice Court.

In a similar incident, a 35-year-old Southampton man was arrested on misdemeanor drunken driving charges on Sunday after police say he was involved in a car crash in Tuckahoe and then left the scene without reporting it.

Jesus Sotorivas was seen by an officer leaving the scene of a car crash on Magee Street at about 1:30 AM and when the officer caught up with him, he said Sotorivas stumbled out of the car he was driving. Sotorivas, who has been previously convicted of DWI within the last 10 years, was additionally charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, a misdemeanor, as well as refusing to take a breath test, failing to keep to the right, moving unsafely in his lane of travel, and speeding, according to police.

In the last incident, a 39-year-old Hampton Bays man was also charged with driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a car crash in Shinnecock Hills the previous night, on Saturday, July 14, police said.

Police said Juan Morales Cruz was arrested just before 1 AM after he was transported to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment. Morales Cruz, who did not having a driver’s license and refused to take a drug test, was additionally cited for failing to keep to the right and driving to the left of pavement markings, police said.

Others arrested on drunken driving charges include:

Peter Bosma, 59, of East Hampton was arrested in Sagaponack on Monday, July 9. Police said Bosma, who had an active warrant out for his arrest, was pulled over by an officer because he failed to stop at a stop sign.

Daniel Bozuhoski, 49, of Hampton Bays was arrested in Hampton Bays on Sunday, July 15. Police said Bozuhoski was stopped for multiple traffic violations on Wakeman Road and was later found to be intoxicated. He was additionally cited with speeding, failing to stop at a stop sign, making an illegal signal, and having inadequate lights on the car he was driving, police said.

Drug Charges In Traffic Stops

A 22-year-old man was arrested on a drug possession charge after being pulled over for a traffic infraction on Ponquogue Avenue in Hampton Bays Saturday, July 14, Southampton Town police said.

Police said that at about 2:13 AM when Tristen Visco of Shirley was pulled over, they could smell marijuana emanating from his car. An officer found a clear baggie with marijuana, as well as a vial containing a yellow substance Visco said was steroids, police said.

He was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

In a second incident one day later, a 24-year-old New Jersey woman was arrested in Hampton Bays on Sunday, July 15, after other motorists allegedly reported her driving erratically on Sunrise Highway, police said.

Officers responding to the 911 call at about 3:20 AM, said Carolyn Daly of Union City was unable to stay in her lane, failed to signal, and then came to a stop on Flanders Road. Police said Daly performed poorly on sobriety tests and a search turned up alzaprolam, the generic version of Xanax, in an Altoids container in her purse.

She was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor, and violations including making an illegal signal, and moving from a lane in an unsafe manner, police said.

Trespassing Charges In Three Separate Incidents

Two people were arrested in two unrelated trespassing incidents last week, Southampton Town police said.

Mark Forde, 62, of Speonk was arrested at about 4:20 PM on Wednesday, July 11, and charged with third-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, for being inside a home on Head of Cove Road in Hampton Bays without permission, police said. Forde, who police listed as being homeless, was rearrested on Friday, July 13, at about 5 PM, at the same location. Police said a neighbor saw Forde inside the home and informed the homeowner. He was additionally charged with first-degree criminal contempt, police said.

Police arrested Robert Rewinski, 21, of Sagaponack for second-degree criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, at about 9:30 AM on Saturday, July 14, after police say he entered a house on Brick Kiln Road in Noyac and slept on a couch without permission. No further information was available from police.

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