Cops: Driver with suspended license charged with DWI

A Flanders man with a suspended license was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Southold early Friday morning, Southold Town police said. 

Robert Hansult, 58, was observed speeding and crossing the double yellow line multiple times when police pulled him over on Route 48 and Boisseau Avenue at 2:53 a.m., police said.

Mr. Hansult had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, had slow, slurred speech, blood-shot eyes and was unsteady on his feet, police said. Mr. Hansult failed a standardized field sobriety test and a pre-screen breath test, police said.

He was arrested and charged with DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle, police said.

His license had been suspended after failing to pay a fine out of Southold Town Justice Court dated Jan. 23, 2014, police said.

Mr. Hansult was held for morning arraignment.