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Cops: Cutchogue man drove high on drugs, crashed into signs, guard rail in Riverside, left scene

A Cutchogue man is facing a slew of charges after he drove impaired by drugs and crashed into road signs and a guardrail on County Road 104 in Riverside yesterday morning, Southampton Town Police said in a press release today.

Police received a 911 call just before 11 a.m. yesterday reporting an erratic vehicle on County Road 104, northbound near Ludlam Avenue. The caller advised that the vehicle struck road signs and a guardrail in the area, according to the report. Arriving officers the described vehicle, a 1999 Ford pickup truck and interviewed the driver, Travis J. Thompson, 35, of Cutchogue, police said.

Police determined Thompson to be operating in an impaired condition, according to the report.

Police said Thompson was arrested on the following charges:

driving while ability impaired by drugs, a felony
aggravated unlicensed operation in the first degree, a felony
aggravated unlicensed opertation in the second degree, a misdemeanor
circumvention of an ignition interlock device, a misdemeanor criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a class A misdemeanor,
criminal contempt in the second degree, a misdemeanor
leaving the scene of an accident without reporting, an infraction an multiple other traffic infractions.

Following his arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court this morning he was remanded to the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in lieu of $5,000 bail, according to police.
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.