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Four people were arrested last night during an enforcement effort by Suffolk County District Attorney’s East End DWI Task Foce that included increased patrols and several checkpoints, Riverhead Town Police said this morning.

Jonathan Trent, 26 of Riverhead was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated under Leandra’s Law, a felony, and endangering the welfare of a child after he entered one of the checkpoints and was involved in a motor vehicle accident with another vehicle, police said. He had a one-year-old child in the vehicle, according to the police report.

Police said three others arrested at safety checkpoints were:

Steven Velasqeuz-Perez, 19, of Riverhead, charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs;

Carlo Garcia, 46, of Elmhurst, was charged with driving while intoxicated;

Laurie Milford, 52, of Wading River, was charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol.

The enforcement effort in Riverhead was conducted by members of the Riverhead Police Department, Suffolk County Police Department, Southold Police Department and the Shelter Island Police Department, according to the report.

A separate enforcement effort by the district attorney’s task force in Southampton Town resulted in the arrest of three people on DWI charges, including a Riverhead man, William MacDougal, 50, who police said was found to be intoxicated at the westbound rest area on Flanders Road. Police said MacDougal was observed stopped with the driver’s door open and vehicle running in the entrance of the rest area.

Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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