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A Riverhead man is charged with Driving While Intoxicated after a single-vehicle crash last night in Flanders, according to Southampton Town Police.

Officers responding to an 8 p.m. call reporting the crash on County Road 104 found an overturned vehicle and its driver, Epifanio Valeyajvix, 32, of Riverhead, according to a Southampton Town Police press release. Officers determined that Valeyajvix, while traveling northwest on County Road 104, drove off the road and struck several trees, causing his vehicle to overturn.

Upon interviewing Valeyajvix , officers determined he was driving his vehicle while in an intoxicated condition, according to the police report. Valeyajvix was arrested, taken to Southampton Town Police Headquarters for arrest processing and for morning arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court on a charge of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and Failure to Use Designated Lane, a violation.

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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