DWI Checkpoint Nabs West Islip Resident

Police charge Barry Tuma with driving while intoxicated, drug possession.

A West Islip resident was among 13 people arrested Friday night as part of a sobriety checkpoint operation in Huntington Station, Suffolk County Police said.

According to police, Barry Tuma, 48, of Keith Lane was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated and Driving While Ability Impaired by the Combined Influence of Drugs and Alcohol.

He is also facing a charge of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree and Unlawful Possession of Marijuana as a result of a detection by a Suffolk County Canine Drug Detection dog, law enforcement authorities said.

Police said the sobriety checkpoint was conducted on Route 110 by Suffolk Police, New York State Police and New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police as part of an operation to prevent injuries and fatalities associated with DWI.

A total of 662 vehicles went through the checkpoint.

Tuma was scheduled to be arraigned at First District County in Central Islip on Saturday.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »