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Cops: Driver was high on drugs before crashing in Mattituck

12/08/2015 8:23 AM |

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A Riverhead man was charged with felony driving under the influence of drugs after crashing in Mattituck late Monday, injuring himself and a passenger, Southold Town police said.

According to a police report, 22-year-old Joshua Odell was the driver in a single-car accident at the intersection of Main Road and New Suffolk Avenue in Mattituck about 8:20 p.m. Police arrived on scene to find a female passenger from the car unconscious outside the vehicle with Mr. Odell “hovering over her,” according to the report.

Police said Mr. Odell admitted to an officer that he had used PCP and marijuana before driving the vehicle. He was charged with felony DWAI and felony aggravated unlicensed driving before being taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment of his injuries. He was ultimately released into police custody, according to the report.

The female passenger was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment of “unknown injuries,” police said.

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