Two separate car accidents in Riverhead Saturday night involved individuals driving while intoxicated, police say.
According to New York State Troopers, a head-on collision occurred on East Main Street in Riverhead at approximately 3 a.m., in the wee hours of Sunday morning. One driver, Riverhead resident Cornelio V. Lopez, 31, was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
In a second, unrelated incident, Riverhead Town police say that at approximately 11:20 p.m. Saturday night at Ok Petroleum on East Main Street, officers responded to an accident involving two vehicles; the driver of the second vehicle fled the scene, police say. Police arrested Byron Juares and charged him with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor.