Shelter Island Police Tuesday arrested Christian Johnson, 50, on three felony charges and four other charges.Mr. Johnson, of Shelter Island, was stopped at an undisclosed location at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday and charged with felony counts of driving while intoxicated; aggravated driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content greater than 0.18; and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.
He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle that lacked a required interlock device to prevent it from being driven by an intoxicated person; possessing an open alcoholic drink in the vehicle; driving too slowly so as to impede traffic; and failing to signal a turn.
He was held overnight for arraignment Wednesday in Shelter Island Justice Court and subsequently released on bail for a later court date.
Those named in arrest reports or receiving police summonses have not been convicted of a crime. In court, the charges against them may be reduced or withdrawn or the defendants may be found not guilty.