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Sheriffs: Speeding drivers among weekend DWI arrests

An East Hampton man was drunk and driving at a speed of 90 mph when he was stopped by deputies early Monday on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills, the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office said.

Edwin Uzhca-Chafla, 25, was driving east on the LIE near Exit 51 when he was pulled over at about 4:45 a.m., according to a news release.

He provided a breath-analyzer reading of .11 percent and is charged with DWI.

The Sheriff's Office also released information Monday on three other driving-related arrests over the weekend:

Javier Godinez, 27, of Selden, is charged with driving while intoxicated and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after driving his car into trees along Sunrise Highway, near Exit 58 in Shirley, at about 4 a.m. Sunday, sheriffs said. Godinez, driving west on the highway, submitted a breath-analyzer reading of .20 percent, more than twice the legal limit, sheriffs said.

Moise Valerio, 26, of Port Jefferson Station, is charged with driving while intoxicated after being stopped for traveling more than 90 mph east on the Long Island Expressway, also in Dix Hills near Exit 51, at about 3:45 a.m. Saturday, sheriffs said. He provided a breath-analyzer reading of .14 percent, sheriffs said.

Robert Ritchwood, 24, of Bellport, is charged with driving while intoxicated and driving while impaired by drugs after being pulled over at about 11:30 p.m. Friday on westbound Sunrise Highway, near Exit 57 in Brookhaven, sheriffs said. Ritchwood refused a breath-analyzer test, deputies said.

Arraignment information on all four cases was not immediately available.


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