North Fork winery owner arrested for assault

03/14/2011 10:34 AM |

Joseph Macari Jr., 55, who runs the family-owned Macari Vineyards on the North Fork, was arrested Saturday morning and accused of punching and slapping an employee, according to Southold Town Police.

Police said Mr. Macari hit 31-year-old Rosando Herrera of Riverhead several times just before 11:30 a.m. while Mr. Herrera was working in the Macari’s Cutchogue vineyard.

Mr. Herrera made a civilian arrest at the scene, according to reports. Mr. Macari was later charged with second-degree harassment and released on bail.