UPDATE (3:15 p.m. Dec. 5): Southold Town police arrested a 42-year-old Greenport man for driving while intoxicated after a crash Monday that resulted in an SUV slamming into Greenport Harbor Brewery.
Christian David McShea was driving a 2005 Toyota Sequoia eastbound on Main Road “in what witnesses described as an aggressive manner,” according to police, when his vehicle rear-ended a 2010 Ford Escape. The Escape then struck the west wall of the brewery, police said.
Mr. McShea’s vehicle continued eastbound and ran into a vineyard on the north side of the road, police said. Police found Mr. McShea on the side of the road by the vineyard and was later found to be intoxicated. While being processed at police headquarters, Mr. McShea was also found to be in possession of unprescribed Xanax bars. He was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.
Original story (Dec. 4): A two-car crash Monday afternoon ended with one of the vehicles hitting Greenport Harbor Brewery on Main Road in Peconic, damaging the distillery side of the building and sending the driver to a local hospital, according to Southold Town police.
Both cars, mid-size sport utility vehicles, were traveling east when the one car rear-ended a Ford Escape, sending it through a parking lot by Virtual 3-D Technology Corp and then into the brewery building, police said.
The driver of the first SUV was taken away in police custody, but was not injured, police said. The officer on scene was unsure what charges were being levied against the man.
The Ford Escape suffered front and rear-end damage. There was a small hole in the building.
The driver of the Escape was conscious and alert and taken to a nearby hospital, police said. He was the only person in the SUV.
A building inspector was on the scene surveying the damage to the building.
Photo caption: An SUV ended up striking the side of Greenport Harbor Brewery in Peconic after a crash Monday afternoon. (Credit: Nicole Smith)