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A motorist who was rear-ended at the intersection of Cross River Drive and Flanders Road yesterday by a vehicle that left the scene, followed the other car and eventually got the driver to pull over and wait for police, who arrested him for DWI, according to Southampton Town Police.

Police said they responded to a call about a motor vehicle accident at the Flanders intersection on July 26 at 6:27 p.m. Responding officers interviewed both the victim, a woman whom they did not identify, and the other motorist and determined that the other motorist was intoxicated and in possession of open alcoholic beverages in his vehicle.

Police arrested Gerber Alexis Lopez-Garcia, 26, of Flanders on charges of with Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, Leaving the Scene of Incident Without Reporting and Possession of Alcoholic Beverages in Certain Motor Vehicles, both traffic infractions.

Lopez-Garcia was processed at Southampton Town Police Headquarters, issued uniform traffic tickets for the traffic infractions and released on an appearance ticket with a future court date for arraignment purposes.

On July 26, 2021, at approximately 6:27 P.M., the Southampton Town Police received a report of a motor vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of County Road 105 and Flanders Road, Riverside, New York. The victim reported that she was rear-ended by the other involved motorist

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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