Two charged with drunk driving in Southold early Friday

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05/03/2013 9:59 AM |

Southold Police made two driving while intoxicated arrests, one in Greenport and the other in Mattituck, only minutes apart early Friday morning, according to reports.

At 3:24 a.m. police stopped Angel Gonzalez Jr..27, of Mattituck, who was behind the wheel of a 2005 GMC Denali, near the intersection of Route 25 and Factory Avenue in Mattituck for failing to keep within the lane of travel. After failing a roadside sobriety test, Mr. Gonzalez was arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge and held pending arraignment in Southold Justice Court, police said.

Less than half an hour later, at 3:51 a.m., police stopped Brian Nelson, 61, of Shelter Island, for driving erratically on Third Street in Greenport in a 1997 Honda, according to a report. Police said Mr. Nelson also failed roadside sobriety tests. He also was charged with a misdemeanor DWI and held pending arraignment.