28 March 2022

Major George J. Mohl
Troop L Commander




On Sunday March 27, 2022, at approximately 8:05PM , a Trooper was traveling eastbound on Hubbard Ave. in the town of Riverhead when a 2007 Honda Pilot traveling westbound crossed over into the eastbound lane and into the path of the Trooper.  The Trooper and the driver of a vehicle traveling behind the Trooper drove up onto an embankment to avoid a  collision.  The Trooper immediately turned around and conducted a traffic stop on the Honda. While interviewing the driver, Francisco Andres-Miguel, 45 of Flanders, NY, the Trooper detected the smell of alcohol and performed standardized field sobriety testing, which Andres-Miguel failed.

State Police charged Andres-Miguel, who was driving with three children in the vehicle, with DWI – previous conviction and aggravated DWI with a child (Leandra’s Law), both class E felonies, along with endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor.

An investigation also determined that Andres-Miguel had an active stay away order of protection preventing him from being with the three children in the vehicle, and as a result, he was also charged with criminal contempt 2nd degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Andres-Miguel was arraigned in town of Riverhead court and was transported to the Suffolk County Jail. 

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