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Southold Blotter: Man arrested for DWI after falling asleep at wheel

05/04/2019 5:59 AM |

A Southold man found asleep behind the wheel was arrested for driving while intoxicated last Wednesday night, according to Southold Town police.

Officers observed a 2012 Chevy Silverado parked in the road obstructing traffic on Youngs Avenue in Southold shortly after 8 p.m. Police saw the driver, Christopher Durandetto, 32, sleeping behind the wheel, according to a press release.

He was found to be intoxicated and charged with two counts of DWI. His vehicle was impounded and towed to police headquarters, according to a report. 

• Around 9:39 a.m. Friday, a Mattituck woman traveling westbound on Bergen Avenue was driving too fast and failed to negotiate a left turn, police said. She crashed through a fence and landed in a ditch. Police said the woman sustained injuries.

• At about 10:20 a.m. Friday, a Greenport man traveling eastbound on Route 25 attempted to turn left onto Old Main Road, colliding with another vehicle. The man said he did not see the other driver, an Orient man, approaching. The Orient man was in shock, police said, and could not remember the accident. Both drivers sustained injuries, police said.

• A Greenport man contacted police around 7:49 a.m. last Thursday to report that his office window, valued at $200, had been broken by an unknown individual with what he suspects was a metal pallet clamp. He said the incident took place between 5 p.m. last Wednesday and 7:30 a.m. last Thursday. No items were reported missing.

• A Southold man reported to police at around 6:44 a.m. on Monday that landscaping equipment was missing from his barn. The missing items include four 8500 RedMax blowers valued at $2,000, one concrete asphalt saw valued at $1,000 and two gas Stihl trimmers valued at $1,000. The man said the equipment was taken Sunday between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. No suspects have been located.


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 The charges against them may later be reduced or withdrawn, or they may be found innocent.

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