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Cops: Motorcyclist arrested for DWI in Mattituck

A motorcyclist who was riding without wearing a helmet was arrested Friday night and charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, Southold Town police said.

However, a police news release did not list the motorcyclist’s identity. When reached Sunday night after the press release was issued, the Southold Town Police Department could not immediately provide the defendant’s name.

According to the news release, the motorcyclist was stopped near the intersection of Pike Street and Wickham Avenue about 11:30 p.m after a cop saw him failing to signal a turn and riding through a stop sign.

After he was pulled over, the motorcyclist had “a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, slurred speech, blood-shot glassy eyes and was unsteady on his feet,” according to the news release. He failed sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested.

In addition to the DWI charge, the motorcyclist also faces traffic infractions. An update on his court appearance was not immediately available.