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Dec 22, 2017 10:17 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Fire, Power Outages Follow DWI Crash In Flanders

Dec 23, 2017 8:30 AM

Southampton Town Police arrested a Flanders man on Thursday morning after his car slammed into a utility pole on Flanders Road, bursting into flames and knocking out power to several homes.

Police charged Rower Romeo Hernandez-Xajap, 18, with DWI following the accident, which took place at about 2:30 a.m. He had climbed out of the car on his own before it caught fire and was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead with minor injuries, according to police.

There were no other people in his car.

The burning car was quickly doused by Flanders Fire Department firefighters but three other vehicles parked nearby were also damaged, police said.

Power was restored to the area before sunrise on Thursday morning.

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By Draggerman (840), Southampton on Dec 22, 17 5:10 PM
Bury the power lines and remove the poles.The cars will be found in the woods some time later.
By watchdog1 (491), Southampton on Dec 22, 17 5:40 PM
When some rich guy in a Lexus does a DWI and flames out we get his life story. Hmmm. Nothing here. Keep moving, nothing to see here. What double standard?
By TheTurtle (135), Southampton on Dec 22, 17 8:04 PM
You need RRH-X's life story? I came, I drank, I crashed and died.
Dec 22, 17 9:10 PM appended by dnice
Well, not yet anyway.
By dnice (2340), Hampton Bays on Dec 22, 17 9:10 PM
No mention of where this 18 year old got his hands on the booze?
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