Cops: Greenport man charged with aggravated DWI

Hraklis Morris in a mug shot last year (Credit: Southold Town police)
Hraklis Morris in a mug shot last year (Credit: Southold Town police)

A 36-year-old Greenport man was arrested for driving while intoxicated with a suspended license on Third Street early Thursday morning, Southold Town police said.

The man had previously pleaded guilty to felony assault after carrying a street fight into a hospital emergency room last year and was free pending his sentencing.
Hraklis Morris was stopped at 2:25 a.m. for a violation when officers noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath, according to a police report.

Mr. Morris failed several roadside sobriety tests, police said. He was charged with misdemeanor aggravated DWI and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, according to the report.

He was transported to police headquarters where he was held for arraignment, police said.

A DMV check revealed Mr. Morris’ driving privileges are currently suspended, police said.

In November, Mr. Morris attacked a 24-year-old man with a knife in the Adams Street parking lot near the laundromat in Greenport. Both Mr. Morris and the victim were injured in the fight and were taken to Eastern Long Island hospital by friends, police said.

Mr. Morris then continued the fight in the emergency room about half an hour after at 12:30 a.m., attacking another man. While breaking up the fight, members of the hospital staff sustained minor injuries, police said.

Mr. Morris was charged with three counts of felony assault and pleaded guilty to all charges on Dec. 10. He was released on his own recognizance before sentencing, court records show.