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Cops: Mattituck man arrested for leaving scene of an accident

01/08/2016 5:03 PM |

Southold Town Police said a Mattituck man was arrested after he fled the scene 0f an accident this morning.

Robin Richards, 71, was reportedly traveling westbound on Sound Avenue near Aldrich Lane at around 7 a.m. when his car slid on black ice, hit a dirk embankment and flipped.

When police arrived Mr. Richards wasn’t near the scene, and was later found two miles away with a right hand injury caused by broken glass, officials said. Police learned he’d been driving with a license that had been suspended since 2005, which is why he left. He was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for minor injuries.

Mr. Richards was charged with third-degree unlicensed operation, a misdemeanor, leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury and operating with an expired license, both violations.

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