Cops: Flanders Man Nabbed for DWI After Hitting Parked Car

Southampton Town police.
Southampton Town police. Photo credit: Brendan J. O'Reilly

A 28-year-old Flanders man was arrested Saturday night and charged with felony driving while intoxicated and first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Southampton Town police said Erwin A. Velasquez-Nij struck a parked car in Flanders and officers who responded to the scene determined he was drunk and placed him under arrest.

Velasquez-Nij was found to have a suspended license and an outstanding bench warrant from Southampton Town Justice Court for failure to pay a fine, according to police. He was held overnight for morning arraignment and his vehicle was impounded. No injuries were reported.

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