Town Police Log: DWI and Assault Arrests

Editor’s Note: The following information was supplied by the Southampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.

arrest reports for west of the Shinnecock Canal for the week of March 19 to March 25:

Driving While Ability Impaired

• Quincy Hughes, 22, of Riverhead, was arrested on March 12 at 12:21 a.m. on Lake Avenue in Northampton and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs, a misdemeanor, and speeding, a traffic violation. Police said Quincy was involved in a motor vehicle accident, injured and then subsequently transported to Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. A blood sample test at the hospital revealed that Quinn was under the influence of the prescription medication Xanax and had taken more than the prescribed amount at the time of the accident, police said. He was issued an appearance ticket while in the hospital to appear in April 11. 

• Brian Hanlon, 50, of Hampton Bays, was arrested March 21 in Hampton Bays at 8:45 p.m. on Squiretown Road in Hampton Bays and charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and alcohol, a misdemeanor. Police said Hanlon was seen driving erratically in and out of his lane of traffic, and, after a traffic stop, displayed intoxicated behavior such as slurred speech and an inability to stand. Hanlon was additionally charged with two traffic violations, failure to use a designated lane and crossing solid lane markers. Police were not able to reveal what drug was involved in the arrest at press time.

Driving While Intoxicated

• Douglas Estridge, 27, of West Islip, was arrested March 25 at 9:06 p.m. on Sunrise Highway eastbound at the intersection of North Road in Hampton Bays. Estridge, said police, failed several field sobriety tests at the scene and was charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, a misdemeanor, and speeding, a traffic infraction. He was additionally charged with failure to produce an insurance card, not wearing a seat belt and failing to keep right in the road, all traffic infractions.

• Douglas Champagne, 28, of Flanders, was arrested after police pulled him over March 24 at 4:18 p.m. for a traffic violation on West Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays, according to the arrest report. After failing several field sobriety tests, Champagne was taken into custody and charged with DWI with blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, a misdemeanor, and tailgating, a traffic violation.

• Stephen Bentz, 23, of East Quogue, was stopped by police March 24 at 6:25 p.m. at the intersection of Jones Road and Squires Avenue in East Quogue. Police said Bentz showed signs of intoxication such as slurred speech and unsteadiness while standing. Officers also said they found an open 12-ounce can of Budweiser beer in the car as well as a marijuana cigarette in plain view. Bentz was arrested and charged with DWI with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, a misdemeanor, speeding, a traffic infraction, and violating the open container law, an infraction. He was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.

• Lori Miller, 33, of Flanders, was arrested March 26 at 12:28 a.m. on Flanders Road and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Miller, police said, refused a breath screening test for alcohol, which will automatically result in a one-year suspension of her driver's license. She was additionally charged with unsafely moving from a road lane, a traffic violation.

• Brittany Grief, 20, of Rocky Point, was arrested March 20 at 3:53 a.m. in Flanders at the intersection of Flanders Road and Spinney Road. Grief, said police, showed signs of intoxication at the scene and failed sobriety tests. She was charged with DWI with blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, a misdemeanor, and two additional traffic infractions.


• Kacy Mask, 32, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on March 20 at her home on Riverdale Drive in Hampton Bays at 1 a.m. on an outstanding warrant for third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, according to police. Cops reported that the assault incident occurred previously on March 12 between 1 and 2 a.m. at the Shell service station in Hampton Bays where a man accused Mask of biting his finger, causing the victim to subsequently seek medical attention at .

For town police arrest reports from east of the Shinnecock Canal, visit .

claudia March 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM
When will people understand that DWI is unacceptable.


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