A 37-year-old Riverhead resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Mattituck early this morning.
Southold Town Police said a 2003 Mazda Sedan driven by Paula X. Valencia was observed failing to maintain its lane of travel on Route 25 near Wagon Wheel Lane at approximately 2:20 this morning.
Police said Valencia was found to have a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, had blood-shot, glassy eyes and was unsteady on her feet. She failed standard field sobriety tests and a pre-screen breath test administered by the investigating officer, according to a police press release issued this morning.
Valencia was also found to be driving with a suspended license, police said.
She was arrested and transported to police headquarters where she was processed and held for morning arraignment, according to the press release.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.