Mattituck police pursuit ends with DWI charge

An East Quogue man led Southold Town police on a chase after he was caught driving through a stop sign early Sunday morning, police said.

Police used lights and sirens to attempt to stop Richard Field, 24, at the intersection of Westphalia Road and Cox Neck Lane in Mattituck at about 4:30 a.m., but he continued driving all the way to Jamesport. He eventually abandoned his vehicle and led police on a brief foot pursuit.

After he was finally stopped, police found him to be intoxicated.

He was charged with DWI and held overnight for a morning arraignment.