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Cops: Greenport man charged with felony DWI in Laurel

09/06/2016 3:22 PM |

A Greenport man was arrested last week on felony DWI charges in Laurel after he nearly crashed his car into another vehicle, according to a police press release issued Tuesday.

Elias Gasca, 47, was driving on Sound Avenue last Monday shortly before 10 p.m. when police received a report that he almost caused a motor vehicle accident and failed to drive within his lane of travel, Southold Town police said.

Police pulled over Mr. Gasca after he was observed crossing over the solid yellow line, officials said.

During the investigation, police found Mr. Gasca was intoxicated and had a prior DWI conviction, officials said.

He was charged with felony DWI and his vehicle was impounded, police said.

Mr. Gasca’s arraignment information wasn’t immediately available.