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Drunken Greenport man on ATV allegedly fled from police in overnight incident

04/20/2019 3:57 PM |

A 21-year-old Greenport man was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and a host of related offenses following an attempt to flee police on an ATV in the early morning hours Saturday, Southold Town police said.

Vincent Leone was operating an unregistered and uninsured ATV through the village shortly before 5 a.m. when an officer attempted to make a traffic stop, police said.

Mr. Leone fled through the village, into the Greenport High School parking lot onto Moore’s Lane before hiding in Moore’s woods, according to a police press release. Officers located Leone and determined that he was intoxicated.

Mr. Leone was transported to Southold Town police headquarters and held for arraignment.

In addition to the DWI, he was charged with violations for operating without a license, registration, insurance, proper headlights and for failing to stop at a sign.

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