Cops: Wrong-way drunk driver arrested in Mattituck

03/09/2015 7:53 AM |


A 59-year-old Oakdale woman was arrested for driving drunk on the wrong side of Route 48 in Mattituck on Sunday, Southold police said.

Officers received several reports of an erratic driver driving westbound in the eastbound lane of travel and located Mary M. Kroebel-Smith at 8:37 p.m. stopped in the intersection of Route 48 and Wickham Avenue, police said. She was allegedly in the wrong lane when police found her.

According to police, Ms. Kroebel-Smith had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on her breath, slurred speech, blood-shot glassy eyes and was unsteady on her feet.

She was arrested and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor.