Police on Eastern Long Island made numerous drunken driving arrests Saturday night and early Sunday morning, including a man who was allegedly caught driving drunk with his teenage daughter in the car, authorities said.
Forty-six-year-old Keith Lynch, of Wading River, was arrested after a Southampton Town police officer allegedly saw him swerve into the opposite lane of traffic in front of police headquarters at 10:21 p.m., according to a news release. Lynch, whose 14-year-old daughter was in the car at the time, was arrested at the scene and charged under Leandra’s Law with felony driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child, police said. In addition to impounding his car, police also notified Suffolk County Child Protective Services.
Southampton Town Police also arrested Jorge Ignacio, of 38, Hampton Bays, after he was pulled over around 3 a.m. Sunday morning for allegedly driving without headlights. When an officer approached him, Ignacio was “found to be intoxicated,” cops said. He was arrested at the scene and booked on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.
Maximiliano Longo, 27, of Forest Hills, was also arrested early Sunday morning when cops said he was stopped in the middle of County Road 39. Police said he was found to be intoxicated behind the wheel and was arrested at the scene. Longo was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, according to police.
In the Town of Southold, a 48-year-old man from Australia was arrested early Sunday on drunken driving charges. Francis O’Toole was stopped just before 1 a.m. along State Route 25 in Peconic for allegedly speeding. Police said he was found to be intoxicated and was arrested at the scene. He was awaiting arraignment Sunday at the Southold Town Justice Court.
Southampton Town Police said a 40-year-old Riverhead woman was arrested early Sunday on a bench warrant. Melody Pampena was awaiting arraignment Sunday morning on the charge, cops said. According to investigators, she had an active bench warrant from the Southampton Town Justice Court for allegedly failing to pay fine from a previous drug possession charge.