Town Police: DWI Arrests Follow Traffic Stops

Two men nabbed in Water Mill.

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.

Driving While Intoxicated

• A Boston man was arrested on DWI charges early Feb. 16. According Southampton Town Police reports, Nathaniel Barrett, 36, was driving westbound on Montauk Highway in Water Mill around 12:45 a.m. when he was seen traveling into the oncoming lane of travel.

He was stopped and police said he had an odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech, glassy eyes and was unsteady on his feet. He reportedly performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and was held for arraignment.

• Ronald Kassl, 37, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of DWI and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree on Feb. 19. 

According to police, Kassl was stopped for a traffic violation while driving in Water Mill around 1:15 a.m. and was found to be in possession of cocaine. He was held overnight for morning arraignment.


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