Cops: Speeding driver charged with DWI in Mattituck

A Riverhead man was charged with DWI Friday evening after police observed him speeding and driving “with a loud modified exhaust,” Southold Town police said in a press release. 

Brian Prunty, 39, was heading west on Route 48 in Mattituck when he was stopped by police shortly before 6:30 p.m.

He had the smell of alcohol on his breath and failed a roadside sobriety test, police said.

He was transported to police headquarters and held overnight for an arraignment, police said.