Wainscott Man Accused of Accosting Traffic Cop

A man was arrested for grabbing a Southampton Town Traffic Control Officers’ ticket book, throwing it and cursing at her as she ticketed illegally parked vehicles in Watermill on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

Michael Kelley was charged with obstructing governmental administration and released on $250 bail. Police said he approached the officer from behind on Dune Road while she was walking up to several illegally parked cars at 12:15 p.m.

“You’re not going to be writing any tickets today,” the 59-year-old Wainscott man, who was working at a nearby construction site, yelled at the officer, according to Southampton police.

He will be arraigned at Southampton Town Justice Court at a later date.