2 arrested at East End sobriety checkpoint

(3/18/17)

SOUTHAMPTON - State police say two people were arrested at a sobriety checkpoint in Southampton Friday night.

Officers with the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office and state police in Riverside conducted the checkpoint at the rest area on eastbound Sunrise Highway near Exit 65. A total of 460 vehicles passed through the checkpoint between 10:30 p.m. and 2:30 a.m.

Authorities say Janet Balis-Allen, 44, of New York, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Richard Obler, 31, of Sag Harbor, was also arrested and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, police say.

State police say the multi-agency checkpoint marked "only the start of many more to come."

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