Early on Saturday morning, Charles Teller of West Orange, N.J., 64, crossed the double yellow lines on Stephen Hand's Path in East Hampton and rear-ended a 2006 Honda driven by Richard Kalbacher, 28, of East Hampton, who was slowing down for the light on Route 114.
East Hampton Town police found Mr. Teller leaning against the driver's side door of his 2019 Audi. He was unsteady on his feet and had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, they reported, and performed poorly on roadside sobriety tests.
Neither driver was injured, but both cars were damaged, and were taken from the scene by Hammer Towing.
Mr. Teller was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and held for an appearance later that morning before Justice Steven Tekulsky, who released him on his own recognizance to await a future date in Justice Court.