The following information was supplied by the Southold Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions.
Keith Whitenack, 36, of Levittown, was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to yield the right-of-way on June 26 at 3:45 p.m. after his involvement in a car crash on Route 25 in Peconic, police said.
Whitenack was traveling east on Route 25cwhen he made a left turn and failed to yield right of way to Christine Watts-Gorman, 49, of Peconic, who was traveling west on Route 25. Whitenack struck Watts-Gorman's vehicle, then fled the scene on foot, police said.
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Whitenack was later apprehended by police and was found to have a suspended license. police said. He was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was processed and released on bail.
There were no injuries, police said.