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Police: Anonymous call leads to DWI arrest in Southold

Officers responding to an anonymous call about an erratic driver arrested two men in a car on Route 25 in Southold on Tuesday night, charging one with drunken driving and the other with drug possession.

Southold Town police said the traffic stop and arrests occurred at 10:20 p.m.

The driver of the car, identified by police as Jose Avelar, 48, of Riverhead, was charged with driving while intoxicated, failure to maintain his lane of travel and being an unlicensed driver. Police said the passenger, Elmer Quesada, 19, of Riverhead, was found to be in possession of marijuana.

He also was charged with false personation after police said he gave a false name to an officer during questioning.

Both men were arraigned Wednesday in Southold Town Justice Court. Bail was set at $2,500 bond or $500 cash for Avelar and $2,500 bond or $700 cash Quesada. Avelar was represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on cases, while Quesada did not have an attorney.

With Ellen Yan


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