An 18-year-old Southold man was charged with DWI after he was involved in an accident on Cedar Point Drive in Southold just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Southold Police said.
Kevin Bergami was driving a 1991 Dodge pickup when he said a deer ran in front of his car and he swerved to avoid it and struck a tree, according to police reports. Police said “excessive speed and alcohol consumption contributed to the collision.”
Mr. Bergami was arrested at the scene and taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital by the Southold Fire Department rescue squad. He was treated for minor injuries and later transported to police headquarters, where he was held for a morning arraignment.
— BETH YOUNG