Cops: Vineyard 48 issued violation for overcrowding

09/30/2013 12:26 PM |

COURTESY PHOTO |  Southold police issued a town code violation for overcrowding at Vineyard 48 Saturday.

Vineyard 48 was slapped with a town code violation Saturday after police responded to a complaint of overcrowding at the winery, Southold Town Police said.

Police responded to a call around  5 p.m. saying the Route 48 vineyard was over capacity, Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley said. Vineyard 48’s current site plan permits 251 people, but officers counted more than 350 at the winery when they arrived on scene Saturday, Chief Flatley said.

The owners of the Cutchogue vineyard were issued a violation and Mr. Flatley said the town would notify the State Liquor Authority, which is currently investigating Vineyard 48 regarding a number of complaints on the property.

Coincidentally, police were called back to the winery less than 15 minutes later to break up a fight. No arrests were made in connection with the incident, police said.