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William J. Kennedy, 52, of Southold, was charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest and failing to comply on July 3 at 7:03 p.m. after police stopped him on Route 25 in Cutchogue for a prior incident involving the possession of drugs, police said. Using vulgar language, Kennedy told the office at the scene to “get lost” then sped away in his vehicle, police said. The officer on the scene followed Kennedy in his patrol vehicle with the emergency lights and siren activated. Other units from the Southold Police assisted until Kennedy came to a stop approximately two miles from the initial location, police said. Kennedy was arrested, transported to police headquarters, processed and later released on cash bail.
Craig A. Costello, 44, Farmingdale, was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, failing to signal turn and fail to wear a safety belt on July 3 at 4:53 p.m., after police observed Costello operating his Dodge Dakota on Route 25 in Greenport without wearing his seatbelt, police said. Costello also failed to signal while making a right-hand turn into Drosso's mini-golf parking lot, police said. Further investigation revealed Costello's license to be suspended. Costello was arrested, transported to police headquarter, processed, released on cash bail, and ordered to appear before Southold Town Justice Court at a later date.