The following information was supplied by the Southold Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.
Noel Castaneda, 26, of Riverhead, was charged with driving while intoxicated, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and leaving the scene of an accident on Oct. 7 at 7:58 p.m., after Castaneda was involved in a car accident on Sound Avenue in Mattituck, police said. After the crash, Castaneda fled eastbound on foot and was found a short time later by the Southold Town Police K-9 unit. Castaneda was found to be intoxicated, arrested and transported to police headquarters in Peconic for processing.