Cops: Laurel man arrested for DWI on Route 25


A Laurel man was arrested for drunk driving just after midnight Saturday during a traffic stop in Mattituck, Southold Town police said.

Police saw a 1997 Toyota failing to signal turns and “turning improperly” about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a police report. An officer pulled the vehicle over and conducted sobriety tests on the driver, 57-year-old Cornelius Dembinski, police said.

Mr. Dembinski was unsteady on his feet, had glassy red eyes and his breath smelled of alcohol, police said. He failed several sobriety tests during the traffic stop and was arrested for driving drunk.

He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and other traffic violations. Mr. Deminski was taken to police headquarters and held for morning arraignment.

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