Police: Driver tells them he's drunk
A Mastic Beach man pulled over Thursday morning on Sunrise Highway in Southampton told police, "I'm drunk," New York State Police said.
At about 9:54 a.m., a trooper on patrol was told to be on the lookout for a red Jeep driving erratically on the highway, Route 27, near Exit 64, according to a news release.
The trooper saw the Jeep driving west on Sunrise, and several times it crossed what state police described as the fog line - the solid line on the edge of the highway.
After stopping the Jeep and interviewing the driver, Alan Lapham, 26, of 56 Cranberry Dr., the trooper "detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage," the release said.
When the trooper asked for Lapham's driver's license, Lapham said, "I'm drunk," the news release said.
Lapham failed sobriety tests, was arrested and recorded a breath-analyzer reading of .19 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent, police said.
Lapham is charged with driving while intoxicated and several traffic violations, police said. He is scheduled to return Feb. 28 to the Town of Southampton Court.