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Crime Report: DWI Arrests at Problematic Intersection

The following arrest information was supplied by the Suffolk County Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

• Joseph Litterello Jr., 39, of Mt. Sinai, was arrested March 22 in Mt. Sinai and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police said Litterello was involved in a car crash at the corner of Route 25A and Echo Avenue at 5:25 p.m. while he was driving west on Route 25A.

• James Brandeburg, 52, of Smithtown, was arrested March 20 in Mt. Sinai and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police said Brandeburg was involved in a car crash at the corner of Route 25A and Echo Avenue at 5:40 p.m.

• David Callender, 33, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested March 21 in Port Jefferson Station and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle with 10 or more suspensions, a misdemeanor. Police observed him driving west on Route 347 at 1:24 a.m., and said he had a suspended license.

• Joseph Graney, 23, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested March 21 in Port Jefferson Station and charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor. He was stopped during a vehicle-and-traffic stop at the corner of Boyle Road and Old Town Road. Police said he had an undisclosed controlled substance in his possession.

• Levi Quinteros, 28, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested March 20 in Port Jefferson Station and charged with criminal mischief with intent to damage property, a misdemeanor. Police arrested him in connection with a March 10 incident in which he allegedly threw a rock through the window of another person's vehicle on Ontario Street in Port Jefferson Station.

• David Muniz, 36, of Lake Ronkonkoma, was arrested March 19 in Port Jefferson Station as a fugitive without a warrant. Police said Muniz was wanted for a probation violation in New Jersey. He was arrested on Viceroy Place in Port Jefferson Station at 12:21 p.m.

• Justin Broder, 34, of Port Jefferson, was arrested March 18 at the Sixth Precinct in Selden and charged with filing a false report in the third degree, a misdemeanor. Police said Broder, who also had a bench warrant out for his arrest, falsely reported that he had been assaulted.

•Cynthia Correia, 57, of Stony Brook, was arrested March 17 in Port Jefferson and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police pulled her over after observing her to have headlight problems while she was driving north on Main Street at 2:49 a.m.

• Alex Puma, 36, of Port Jefferson Station, was arrested March 17 in Miller Place and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police pulled him over after he allegedly failed to stay in his lane which traveling on Echo Avenue at 7:13 p.m.

• Ethan McKinstry, 28, of Vernon, N.Y., was arrested March 16 in Port Jefferson and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police pulled him over after observing him speeding and crossing over double yellow lines while he was driving north on Main Street at 4:10 a.m.

•Sandra Raines, 45, of Coram, was arrested March 16 in Port Jefferson and charged with second-degree arson, a violent felony. Police arrested her on North Country Road in Port Jefferson and said she had intentionally started a fire at a building on Margaret Drive in Coram at approximately 5:30 p.m.

heidi wiese March 27, 2013 at 10:18 AM
Drinking should be against the law
Anon March 27, 2013 at 11:52 AM
Riggghhht. We shouldn't have any rights and the government should take away yet another thing and have more control. Honestly. People need to take responsibility and control themselves not have everything limited and taken from them.
Bryan Rivera March 27, 2013 at 03:36 PM
That went over great the first time they tried it.
Earl March 27, 2013 at 04:29 PM
Doesn't seem to me the intersection is the problem, its the drunks and idiots on the road that is the problem! I use that intersection all the time, never had a problem.
Mels Ditties March 27, 2013 at 10:48 PM
Drinking isn't the problem....Heck, drink till ya fall down drunk....it's DRIVING when drunk that's the problem....Every car should be equipped with "an ignition interlock device or breath alcohol ignition interlock device (IID and BAIID) is a mechanism, like a breathalyzer, installed on a motor vehicle's dashboard. Before the vehicle's motor can be started, the driver first must exhale into the device; if the resultant breath-alcohol concentration analyzed result is greater than the programmed blood alcohol concentration (which varies between countries), the device prevents the engine from being started. At random times after the engine has been started, the IID will require another breath sample. The purpose of this is to prevent someone other than the driver from providing a breath sample. If the breath sample isn't provided, or the sample exceeds the ignition interlock's preset blood alcohol level, the device will log the event, warn the driver and then start up an alarm (e.g., lights flashing, horn honking) until the ignition is turned off, or a clean breath sample has been provided." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignition_interlock_device
Mels Ditties March 27, 2013 at 10:54 PM
If new cars can come equipped with GPS, Internet connections, self parking systems, then why not have Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices as standard equipment?... DWI offenders often have a court order to have them installed AFTER being convicted (and in too many cases, after another innocent driver has been hurt or killed!),,,If our Big Brother government can outlaw smoking/large sodas/etc, why not make them mandatory for all vehicles???
Bryan Rivera March 29, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Or maybe something simple like cab fares costing less than $6/mile like they do in our area. I live 3 miles from the center of Port Jefferson and it costs $36+tip round trip, so more like $40. In comparison, you can get a taxi from Manhattan to one of the airports for less. Or for slightly more, you can get a taxi from the Hamptons to Port Jeff. Or two round trip off peak train tickets from Ronkonkoma to NYC. I've lived in towns/cities where taxi rides are affordable and no one drives when they go drinking. If you're asking low income people and students to pay a fortune for taxi's, they're always going to choose the free option.
G March 31, 2013 at 07:04 PM
We need "like" and "dislike" buttons here. No need to repeat what has already been said.

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