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Cops: 4 arrested at DWI checkpoint in Hampton Bays

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Four people were arrested late Saturday night into early Sunday morning at a police sobriety checkpoint along Sunrise Highway in Hampton Bays, New York State Police said in a Dec. 29 news release.

The checkpoint, which was set up by state troopers and Suffolk County deputy sheriffs in the eastbound lanes of Sunrise Highway near Exit 65 in Hampton Bays, landed three people under arrest for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said. The fourth person arrested – a Southampton man – was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police charged Scott Tucker, 24, of Palm Beach, Fla., and Jorge Morcoho, 24, of Southampton, with driving while intoxicated.

A Wading River woman, Sarah Hynes, 28, was also arrested and charged with driving while impaired by drugs, police said. She was later released on an appearance ticket and will be arraigned at a later date.

Michael Daly, 25, of Southampton, was also arrested at the checkpoint, police said. He was charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and released on an appearance ticket.

Tucker and Morocho, police said, were held in police custody and due to face a judge Sunday morning at Southampton Town Justice Court.

A total of 200 vehicles passed through the sobriety checkpoint from 11 p.m. on Saturday to 4 a.m. on Sunday.



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