Catherine Stark arrested Sunday by town police for driving while impaired by drugs

Riverhead Town police said in a news release Sunday evening that Catherine Stark, 60, who was elected to the County Legislature last month as a Republican, was arrested at 2:28 p.m Sunday after officers received a report of an impaired driver operating a vehicle in the area of Pondview Road.

A one-paragraph release states that Ms. Stark, “was placed under arrest for violation of New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law … driving while ability impaired by drugs. Stark was transported to Town of Riverhead Police Headquarters and held for arraignment.”

Ms. Stark defeated a GOP primary opponent, Greg Williams, and then last month defeated Democrat Catherine Kent in the race for County Legislature.