Dix Hills Man Among 9 Arrested At Sobriety Checkpoint

By Andrew Wroblewski


A Dix Hills man was among seven people arrested in Patchogue over the weekend for driving while intoxicated, Suffolk police said.

Jorge Crespo, 28, of Dix Hills, was arrested and charged with DWI between 11:30 p.m. on Friday and 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 20, when Suffolk County Police Department Highway Patrol Bureau conducted a sobriety checkpoint at Waverly Plaza, located at 371 Sunrise Highway North Service Road.

The operation was conducted as part of the continuing summer enforcement efforts for the prevention of injuries and fatalities associated with driving while ability impaired by alcohol and drugs, according to police. A total of 617 vehicles went through the checkpoint, police said.

The eight others who were arrested and charged with DWI are:

•Cheryl Bethea, 57, of Albany

•Carol Garcia, 25, of Patchogue

•Teddy Makrigianis, 20, of Brooklyn

•Kyle Nolan, 29, of Brookhaven

•Joseph Sgambati, 25, of Islip

•Ruth Zelaya, 26, of Brentwood

Police said that Maximillian Perez, 26, of Kissimmee, Florida, and Laura Rose Reynolds, 25, of West Islip, were also arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by alcohol.