Cops: Hampton Bays man drove drunk in Peconic

A 69-year-old Hampton Bays man was arrested for driving while intoxicated Sunday evening, Southold Police said.

Peter Avedon was observed passing a vehicle in a no-passing zone while driving eastbound on Route 25 in Peconic around 6:15 p.m., police said.

Upon further investigation, he was found to be intoxicated, a police report stated.

Mr. Avedon was arrested on misdemeanor DWI charges and cited for passing in a no-passing zone and failure to maintain lanes, according to the report.

The defendant’s vehicle was seized and Mr. Avedon was held overnight at Southold Town Police headquarters pending arraignment in Southold Town Justice Court, police said.