Traffic stops yield cocaine, DWI arrests in Cutchogue, Mattituck

06/30/2012 8:55 AM |

Three people were arrested within a 10-hour period during two separate traffic stops in Southold Town, police said.

In the first case, Southold police pulled over a 48-year-old Cutchogue man Friday evening and ended up arrested him and a female passenger on cocaine charges, town police said.

Hector Jimenez was stopped about 6:10 p.m. on Route 25 in Cutchogue for a traffic violation, after which officers found cocaine in the car, police said.

He and passenger Lisa Mandracchia, 46, of New Suffolk — who was also arrested in April for driving under the influence of drugs — were each charged with misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance charges and released on $250 bail, police said.

Then, early Saturday, town police arrested 33-year-old William Peralta of Mattituck on a DWI charge and other traffic violations.

His car was pulled over about 3:45 p.m. along Peconic Bay Boulevard in Mattituck for swerving when police found he was driving while intoxicated and had no driver’s license, Southold Town police said.

He was being held overnight at Southold police headquarters.