Man Charged With DWI After Pulling Into Police Station Parking Lot In Riverside


A Portland, Maine, man was charged with DWI last week after authorities said he mistook the entrance to the New York State Police barracks in Riverside for a road.

James Griffin, 47, was arrested by New York State Troopers at 11:25 p.m. last Thursday, January 23, after he pulled into the Riverleigh Avenue station’s rear private parking lot, thinking it was a road, according to a press release.

He was stopped as he tried to exit the parking lot and found to be intoxicated, police said.

Mr. Griffin was arrested at the scene and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor.

He was processed at the barracks and released on an appearance ticket returnable to Southampton Town Justice Court.

Driver Slides Off Road,

Into Creek In Southold

A Westhampton woman’s SUV ended up upside down in a Cutchogue creek after it slid off an icy road along Nassau Point on Sunday morning.

Alejandra Moya, 24, and her 2009 Honda CR-V rolled off Broadwaters Road and into Broadwaters Creek at around 8:25 a.m., after poor road conditions caused her to lose control as she came around a bend, according to Southold Town Police.

When officers arrived at the scene the vehicle was on its roof and partially submerged in the creek, they said. Ms. Moya had already exited the vehicle and gone to a nearby house to seek help.

Southold Town Police could not tell how fast Ms. Moya was driving at the time of the accident. They did note that she was wearing a seat belt at the time and did not suffer an injury.

The SUV was later retrieved from the creek, according to police.

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