Southold Blotter: Greenport woman charged with DWAI

03/20/2014 9:00 AM |

• A 35-year-old Greenport woman who crashed in Mattituck last week was arrested on a DWAI charge after she told officers she had taken prescription drugs, police said.

Donna Bonacum crashed on Route 48 about 5:20 p.m. last Thursday, according to a police report. Ms. Bonacum told police she had taken “several prescription medications,” including Klonopin, before driving and was arrested at the scene.

She was taken to Eastern Long Island Hospital by Mattituck Fire Department’s rescue squad, where she was treated and released into police custody. Police charged Ms. Bonacum with driving while ability impaired and later released her with a future court date because she needed medication, according to a police report.

The next night, another vehicle crashed in Southold, police said.

• A traffic stop last Monday led to the arrest of a Mastic Beach man wanted for grand larceny in Rockland County, police said.

John Hensley, 49, was pulled over on Route 48 in Peconic about 6:50 p.m. for an “equipment violation,” according to a police report. A check with the DMV found that Mr. Hensley had an active arrest warrant out of Orangetown, N.Y., for felony grand larceny, police said.

He was arrested and held at police headquarters to be picked up by Orangetown police.

• Someone punctured the tires of two vehicles on Second Street in Greenport last Thursday, police said.

One resident found two rear wheels had been punctured last Thursday morning, according to a police report. When he came back from work later that day, he found the front wheels had also been punctured.

This is the second time in two weeks his car was targeted, the man told police. Police officials said they have since had extra patrols in the area.

Those who are named in police reports have not been convicted of any crime or violation. The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.