The following arrests were reported by the Southampton Town Police Department over the past week. A charge is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Eric Grust, 25, of Sayville, was arrested in Sagaponack on Nov. 14 on a drunken driving charge. According to police, Grust was driving west on Montauk Highway, near Poxabogue Lane, at around 10 p.m. when he was stopped for following another vehicle too closely and then crossing a double yellow to pass. When police questioned Grust, they said he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. He performed poorly on a field sobriety test and was arrested at the scene. Grust was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, following too closely and crossing over no passing markings, both violations.
Greg Hurley, 44, of East Moriches, was arrested on Nov. 15 on a drunken driving charge. According to police, Hurley was driving on County Road 39 in Southampton at around 9 p.m. when he was stopped for undisclosed traffic infractions. When police questioned Hurley they said they discovered he was in an intoxicated state. He was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and held for morning arraignment.
Katherine Iacono, 18, of East Hampton, was arrested on Nov. 15 for allegedly driving drunk when she crashed her car into a tree in Water Mill, police said.Iacono was traveling on Montauk Highway at around 11 p.m. when police said she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree on the opposite side of the highway. Police arrested her at the scene, but she was transported to Southampton Hospital where she was treated for non life-threatening injuries. She was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor. Police said she was the only occupant in the car at the time.