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Cops: 10 arrested during overnight DWI patrols in Suffolk

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Ten people were arrested either late Friday or early Saturday after Suffolk County police conducted a saturated drunken driving enforcement initiative in Patchogue and Holbrook.

From 11:30 p.m. Friday night to 4:30 a.m. Saturday, police were on patrol in Patchogue and Holbrook and charged eight people with driving while intoxicated.

They were identified by police as: Douglas McCarthy, 26, of Patchogue; Rafael Tejada, 22, of Ronkonkoma; Stephanie Kawako, 22, of Medford; Enoel Cruz, 31, of West Islip; Thomas Tortorici, 33, of Long Beach; Frank Montalvo, 44, of Farmingville; Lance Martins, 31, of Deer Park; and Juan Campoverde, 37, of Patchogue.

Additionally, Jasheem Pulley, 19, of Amityville, was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and Wilson Lopez, 18, of Patchogue, was charged with driving while ability impaired by the combined influence of alcohol and drugs, police said.

Officers with the Suffolk Police Selective Alcohol Fatality Enforcement Team, Suffolk County park police and Metropolitan Transportation Authority cops conducted the operation “for the prevention of injuries and fatalities associated with driving while intoxicated,” a news release said.

All 10 defendants were due to appear Saturday at First District Court in Central Islip for arraignment.



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