Police: Riverhead man had license suspended 23 times

Southampton cops arrested a 23-year-old Riverhead man — who has had his drivers license suspended 23 times — as he was driving in Flanders Friday, officials said.

Michael Neary was stopped in a 1995 Mercury sedan just after midnight on Flanders Road at Gilder Avenue, initially for a headlight violation, when an officer discovered he was not only driving without a license but that there were two warrants out for this arrest out of Southampton Town, authorities said.

One arrest warrant was in connection to failing to appear in court for a February 2010 charge of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and the other was for a criminal contempt charge dating to January of this year, officials said.

Mr. Neary’s suspended licenses stemmed from 10 separate incidents, police said.

He’s now facing an additional charge of first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, and his car was impounded.