Cops: Flanders man drove drunk on wrong side of highway

Southampton Town Police arrested a Flanders man last night after they said he was driving drunk down the wrong side of Montauk Highway with an open container in his car.

According to police, 24-year-old Rudy Hernandez-Punai was seen driving westbound on Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays around 9:20 p.m. However police said he was driving in the eastbound lanes of travel.

He was stopped and reportedly found to be intoxicated. Mr. Hernandez-Punai was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, as well as several traffic infractions, including failing to keep right on a roadway, having an open container in a vehicle, and unlicensed operation.

He was held for morning arraignment.