Cops: Riverhead man was on drugs when he nearly crashed into police car

A Riverhead man was arrested for driving under the influence after he nearly collided with a police officer’s vehicle in Orient Sunday morning, Southold Town police said.

Nicholas Horton, 33, was driving westbound on Route 25 in Orient at 9:00 a.m. when he entered the eastbound lane and nearly hit the arresting officer’s vehicle, police said.

Mr. Horton was found to be under the influence of narcotics, arrested and held for arraignment, according to the police report.