An Unlicensed Drunk Driver Charged with a DWI in Southampton After Fleeing Scene of an Accident

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An East Hampton man was arrested on a DWI charge after he left the scene of an accident in Southampton last Wednesday night, according to Southampton Town Police.

Police received a 911 call of a car accident where the car left the scene eastbound on County Road 39 at about 6:48 p.m., according to police.

Officers found and stopped the car on County Road 39A, police said.

The driver of the car was identified as Jose Reyes, 25, and he was found to be drunk, according to police.

He was arrested and charged with first degree aggravated unlicensed operation, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, and open alcohol in a motor vehicle, police said.

Reyes was transported to police headquarters where he was processed and held for morning arraignment.