Northport Police Blotter: Drunk driver almost hits other car
NORTHPORT, NY – Find out about some of the latest police incidents in the Northport Village area May 17-23.
The Northport Police Department has released the following information. All charges are charges and do not imply guilt.
- James Pozderec, 52, of Huntington, was driving a Volkswagen Passat 2004 on Fort Salonga Road at 12:03 p.m. on May 20 when an officer saw it cross the double yellow line several times and pull into the oncoming lane, and almost one another vehicle collided, the police said. During a traffic obstruction on Fort Salonga Road and Harbor Circle, the officer smelled alcohol in Pozderec’s breath, saw his eyes were glassy and bloodshot, heard his slurred and sluggish speech, and noticed he was very unsteady on his feet, the said Police. Pozderec performed poorly on two field sobriety tests, police said. The officer also saw an open bottle of Budweiser in the cup holder in the center console of Pozderec’s car, police said. Pozderec was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, unsafe lane change, driving an unregistered motor vehicle on the highway, exacerbated DWI, and consuming alcoholic beverages.
- Police responded to Edgaret Place on May 17 to get a report from a woman who yelled at the caller. The woman who called told the police that the other woman yelled at her about her dog and why she allowed her children to ride bicycles on the street. The police did not find any violations.
- On May 19, two men got into an argument in the Giunta shopping center.
- A man urinated publicly on Fort Salonga Road on May 19, but had disappeared when police arrived.
- Police responded to Sabia’s car maintenance on May 20 to resolve a dispute. The caller said that a man was blowing dirt from his driveway into his driveway. The police told the man to know better where he was blowing dirt, which he consented to.
- At around 8:50 p.m. on May 20, police saw a vehicle stop at the intersection of Main Street and Ocean Avenue, with the driver appearing to be asleep. Police watched the vehicle slowly drive west on Main Street, blocking traffic. Police stopped the vehicle and interviewed the driver, who said he had been driving since that morning and was extremely tired but did not drink alcohol or use drugs. The man showed no signs of drunkenness when police conducted field sobriety tests. The driver refused medical treatment, parked his vehicle, and took a taxi to a hotel to sleep there.
- A woman reported an email on May 21, which may have been from her credit card company. The email included a PDF of her invoice showing that she had a large outstanding balance. You and Mastercard confirmed that no balance is owed. The company has been advised to bring unauthorized charges.
- Police responded to Rockin ‘Fish on May 23rd to a report from a client who acted “erratically”. The man was not in the restaurant when the police arrived. The shop owner and staff informed police that a man was causing a nuisance because he was upset that he was not provided take-away utensils and condiments, which are normally only provided upon request. The staff said the man may be drunk and would not leave the restaurant after receiving the utensils and condiments. The man eventually left and the store staff gave the police a physical description of the man. The police couldn’t find the man in the area. The staff was asked to call the police when the man returned.
- A man yelled and caused a disturbance on Laurel Avenue at around 9:10 p.m. on May 23. The man agreed to leave as soon as the police arrived.
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