Southold man arrested on DWI charge after car accident

Southold Town police car

Southold Town police arrested a 58-year-old Southold man on a drunken driving charge after the man crashed his vehicle on Bay Avenue Thursday evening, according to Southold police.

Ralph Russell was in a single-car accident on Bay Avenue in Mattituck about 5:45 p.m., police said. Officers at the scene reportedly found Mr. Russell was intoxicated and arrested him.

Mattituck Fire Rescue volunteers took Mr. Russell to Eastern Long Island Hospital to be treated for minor injuries, police said. He was released from the hospital and taken to police headquarters to be held overnight for morning arraignment.

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