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Cops: Driver charged with DWI after vehicle overturns in East Marion

09/06/2016 4:22 PM |

A Greenport man was arrested on a drunken driving charge Tuesday after his vehicle overturned in East Marion, Southold Town police said.

Tomas Lemus-Lopez, 38, was driving a 2000 Ford Focus eastbound on Route 25 around midnight when the accident occurred, police said.

Mr. Lemus-Lopez reportedly told police a white pickup truck rear ended his vehicle, which caused him to drive off the roadway, officials said.

His vehicle hit rocks and bushes before flipping “at least one time before landing back on its wheels,” the release states.

All three occupants in Mr. Lemus-Lopez’s car were able to exit the vehicle, police said. The victims suffered minor injuries and were taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment, officials said.

Mr. Lumus-Lopez was found to be intoxicated and charged with misdemeanor DWI, police said.

Police are still investigating the whereabouts of the second vehicle, which left the accident scene without stopping, officials said.