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

Riverhead Town Police report the arrest of three people yesterday on DWI charges yesterday as a result of stepped up holiday enforcement on St. Patrick’s Day.

Police conducted multiple sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, resulting in the three arrests and the issuance of 89 summonses, according to a Riverhead Police Department press release issued this afternoon.

Police report the following arrests:

Julio C. Lopez Argueta, 37, of Riverhead, on charges of felony Driving While Intoxicated, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Second Degree, False Personation, and Operating without an Interlock Device. Lopez Argueta was also charged with additional traffic violations and the vehicle he was operating was impounded as per Suffolk County Seizure Law, police said.

Edin Vargas, 22, of Riverhead, on charges of Driving While Intoxicated and additional traffic violations.

Genaro Lucas Chub, 29, of Riverhead, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (blood alcohol content of .18% of greater) and additional traffic violations.

All three subjects were transported to Riverhead Police Department headquarters for processing and held for morning arraignment, police said.

Police also report issuing 89 summonses during the checkpoints and patrols, including equipment violations, uninspected/unregistered/uninsured vehicle, seatbelt violations, unlicensed operation and aggravated unlicensed operation, according to the press release.

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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