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SCPD Report Ten People Arrested at Memorial Day Weekend Sobriety Checkpoint

Enforcement activity was for the prevention of injuries and fatalities associated with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and drugs.

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SCPD conducted a sobriety checkpoint in Patchogue as part of Memorial Day holiday enforcement activity.

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Patchogue, NY - May 29, 2017 - Suffolk County Police have arrested ten people and seized one vehicle during an overnight sobriety checkpoint in Patchogue on Friday, May 26 at 11:00 p.m. to Saturday, May 27 at 2:47 a.m.
 
Police officers from the Suffolk County Police Department Highway Patrol Bureau, assisted by the New York State Police, conducted a sobriety checkpoint at Waverly Plaza, located at 361 North Service Road in Patchogue. The operation was conducted as part of the ongoing Memorial Day holiday enforcement activity for the prevention of injuries and fatalities associated with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and drugs. A total of 757 vehicles went through the checkpoint. 
 
The following people were charged with Driving While Intoxicated:
 
  • Sally Gil, 52, of Sayville
  • Stephan Spadaro, 31, Lake Grove
  • Jason Rudish, 39, of Medford
  • Carmen Russell, 53, of Holbrook
  • Zachary Cassetta, 24, of Sayville
  • Christopher Rollins, 30, of Sayville
  • Sean McPartland, 50, of Holtsville
  • Richard Reichert, 30, of Nesconset
  • Jennifer Hutzel, 31, of Nesconset
  • Guisseppe Vargas, 43, of Sayville
Rollins’ vehicle was seized due to a prior DWI conviction. The individuals were arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on May 27.
 
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