At approximately 1:15 a.m. on October 31, Southampton Town Police Emergency Dispatch received a call for an overturned vehicle on Deerfield Road. Responding officers located an overturned 2009 Honda Civic carrying a driver and four passengers.
Southampton Volunteer Ambulance and Southampton Fire Department responded to assist with the crash. The driver, Logan Gates, 19, of Southampton stated he swerved to avoid a deer. Two of the passengers were transported to Southampton Hospital, one with serious injuries, the second passenger transported had minor injuries. The others were unharmed.
Mr. Gates was subsequently found to be intoxicated and was taken to Southampton Town Police Headquarters and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Unreasonable Speed.