Eastport Man Facing DWI, Drug Charges after Northampton Crash

A man from Eastport was apprehended on multiple charges, including Driving While Intoxicated, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Fleeing an Accident Scene in the wake of an accident on Northampton’s County Road 51 last Friday night as per a press release by the Southampton Town Police this morning.

When police arrived at the location of the reported two-vehicle accident that took place near Speonk Riverhead Road on Friday around 9:10 p.m, they discovered a driver had escaped on foot into nearby woods.

Later, the police were successful in tracking down and arresting the suspect in the woods. The perpetrator was identified as 31-year-old Alex Cano-Arriega. The police report confirmed he was drunk and found with an amount of cocaine in his possession. This resulted in his charging with several misdemeanors, namely, Driving While Intoxicated, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance (Seventh Degree), and Fleeing an Accident Scene.

Cano-Arriega was also taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of an injured hand, released thereafter, and given a court appearance ticket for a later date, as per the police.

Please note, a criminal charge is merely an accusation and the accused is considered innocent until they’re proven guilty in the court of law.

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