Police check cars at a sobriety checkpoint in 2018. File photo: Stringer News Service

Five people were arrested during an enforcement actions conducted last night in Riverhead and Flanders by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s East End DWI Task Force.

Riverhead Police said the task force established several check points throughout the town.

Southampton Police said saturation patrols were utilized throughout the town, stopping and screening 28 motorists for impaired driving.

Arrested as a result of the task force enforcement actions at checkpoints in Riverhead were:

Colleen P. Wright, 30, of Rocky Point, charged with driving while intoxicated.

Matthew F. Fineron, 22, of Riverhead, charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and possession of marijuana.

Alexander-Blue Longo, 25, of Farmingville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance after he was found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine and marijuana. Longo was a passenger in a vehicle that entered a sobriety checkpoint, police said.

Wright, Fineron and Longo were transported to Riverhead Police headquarters where they were processed and held for arraignment, police said.

Southampton Police report the arrests of:

Valerio Zet-Canel, 46, of Riverhead, charged with driving while intoxicated after failing to maintain his lane of travel on County Road 105 in Flanders at about 12:18 a.m.

Kener Gonzalez-Hosollos, 25, of Riverhead, At 1:21 a.m. charged with driving while intoxicated after failing to maintain his lane of travel and crossing the center lines on Flanders Road near Royal Ave in Flanders.

East End DWI Task force officers from the Riverhead, and Southampton, Westhampton Beach, and Quogue Village police departments and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department participated in last night’s enforcement actions.

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

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Denise Civiletti
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