Three people were arrested last night as a result of an ongoing enforcement effort by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s DWI Task Force in the Town of Riverhead, including one man who police said had left the scene of an accident on Edwards Avenue, according to a Riverhead Town Police press release.
Thomas J. Celeste, 49, of Mastic was driving while impaired by drugs when he was involved in a crash on Edwards Avenue, police said. He left the scene but was later stopped at a sobriety checkpoint, police said. Celeste was charged with leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident, driving while ability impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, according to police reports.
Also arrested during individual traffic stops last night were:
Reyes A. Rubio, 51, of Riverhead, who was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and several vehicle and traffic violations.
Karin A. Reilly, 21, of Brookhaven, who was charged with driving while intoxicated and several vehicle and traffic violations.
Members of the Riverhead Police Department, Suffolk County Police Department, Southold Police Department, Shelter Island Police Department and New York State Police conducted increased enforcement throughout the Town of Riverhead.
All three subjects were transported to the Riverhead Police Department where they were processed and held awaiting a.m. arraignment, police said. Enforcement details such as these are scheduled to continue throughout the year.
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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