A Southampton man was transported to Southampton Hospital on Thursday, December 17, after colliding with a telephone pole on Brickiln Road in Sag Harbor at 12:32 in the morning while he wasn’t wearing a seat belt, say police. According to Southampton Town Police, James Jay Durning, 49, was driving his 2003 Mercedes Benz sedan when he drove off the road and struck the pole. After police arrived at the scene,Durning was allegedly found to be intoxicated. Durning faces charges of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, failing to maintain the lane and driving without a seat belt, both violations. Following the incident, police say the Bridgehampton Fire Department Ambulance transported Durning to Southampton Hospital where he was released with a summons to appear in court at a later date. Police added that Durning’s vehicle was extremely damaged and towed from the scene. The telephone pole, however, was intact.