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Town Police Log: Drunk Driver in Water Mill Had Cocaine, Cops Say

Also among the week's arrests, an expired inspection sticker leads to pot bust.

Editor's Note: The following information was supplied by the Southampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.

Southampton Town police arrest reports for east of the Shinnecock Canal, from Feb. 18 through Feb. 24:

Cocaine Possession, Driving While Intoxicated

• Ronald T. Kassl, 37, of Hampton Bays, was arrested Feb. 19 at 1:13 a.m. on Montauk Highway in Water Mill after police said he was seen acting suspiciously, driving in and out of driveways of closed businesses, then failing to signal a turn. According to the arrest report, Kassl was pulled over and found to be drunk and in possession of cocaine. Kassl was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree and DWI, both misdemeanors.

Marijuana Possession

• Chester F. Irvin, 24, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested Feb. 18 at 8:30 a.m. on Montauk Highway in Water Mill near the Old Mill Road intersection and charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor, and driving an uninspected motor vehicle, a traffic infraction. Police said that after Irvin was stopped for having an expired inspected, the smell of marijuana was detected coming from his vehicle. According to the arrest report, a police officer found 2 ounces of marijuana behind the passenger seat in a Bob Marley knapsack.

Circumventing an Interlock Device

• Raul Valerio, 28, of Hampton Bays, was arrested Feb. 19 at 9:17 a.m. at the County Road 39 and Shrubland Road intersection in Southampton and charged with circumventing an interlock device and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree-alcohol related, both misdemeanors, as well as failing to obey a traffic control device, a traffic infraction. Police said Valerio made an illegal left turn onto Shrubland Road when he was pulled over and found to be driving with a revoked licensed in a vehicle without a court-ordered interlock device on the ignition, which is designed to prevent a vehicle from starting if the driver has alcohol on his breath.

Criminal Contempt

• Dionicio Andres Carpio, 28, of Sag Harbor, was arrested Feb. 23 at 9:12 a.m. on Claypit Road in Noyac and charged with criminal contempt in the second degree, a misdemeanor. Police said Carpio violated an order of protection.

For arrests west of the Shinnecock Canal, visit Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch.

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