11 Nabbed in Port Jefferson Sobriety Checkpoint

Suffolk County Police screen nearly 1,000 drivers Friday night.

File photo.
File photo.
Suffolk County police arrested 11 people and Port Jefferson Station sobriety checkpoint Friday night into early Saturday morning, after stopping and screening nearly 1,000 drivers.

Police set up the checkpoint at Route 25A, part of a joint operation with New York State Police, Suffolk County Park Police and Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police to crack down on drunken driving ahead of the busy Labor Day weekend.

Police charged nine people with driving while intoxicated: Robert Male, 33, of Medford, Stephen Walsh, 50, of South Setauket, Jessie Kemp, 26, of Coram, Alexandria Heller, 21, of Mastic, Nicholas Azzara, 18, of Shoreham, George Torres, 78, of Hillsboro Beach, Florida, Sabrina Brown, 35, of Mastic, Christina Harris, 29, of Coram, John Farrell, 23, of Port Jefferson.

Police also charged Joseph Jackson, 24, of Brentwood, with driving while ability impaired by alcohol, and Harry Themann, 55, of Medford, with driving while ability impaired by drugs.

The drivers were set to be arraigned at the First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday.

Earl August 31, 2013 at 12:31 PM
Kudos to the SCPD. Shame on these losers for drunk driving. I saw the checkpoint late last night, and all these idiots cars left in the lot this morning, so I knew they nabbed a good number of drunks. Too bad the cars don't get taken away from them for DWI.
Nicholas Santangelo August 31, 2013 at 04:06 PM
Thanks To The Suffolk County Police Department. We NeedMore Checkpoints To Catch These People Who Drink Or Take Drugs While Driving.
crookhaven September 01, 2013 at 02:25 AM
lock up those brookhaven public safety pot heads driving around, too!
ARCH STANTON September 10, 2013 at 06:14 PM


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