The driver of a Volkswagen sped by two patrol cars at 97 mph in Westhampton and was charged with driving while intoxicated, State Police said Tuesday.
The state troopers were on the eastbound shoulder of Route 27 during a traffic stop near Exit 63 when Oscar Reinoso, 21, zipped by about 6:50 p.m. Sunday, police said.
The marked vehicles had their emergency lights on, but Reinoso ignored them and the 55 mph speed limit, police said.PhotosRecent LI mug shotsDataLI crime stats
A trooper pulled the Volkswagen over and arrested the driver after he showed signs of intoxication and failed sobriety tests, police said.
Reinoso, of Sag Harbor, had a blood alcohol level of .20 percent, police said. The legal limit is below .08 percent.
He was issued several traffic violations, including unlicensed operation of a vehicle because he had only a learner's permit, police said. A learner's permit requires a licensed driver to be in the vehicle, but Reinoso was alone in a friend's car, state police said.
Other traffic violations issued against Reinoso included speeding and failure to signal while making a lane change.
He was ordered to appear April 6 at Southampton Justice Court.