With the start of summer and the great migration of financial services employees from their desks in NYC to their summer shares out East, now feels like a good time to discuss certain rules of etiquette. Next week we'll review how to comport yourself when you're 97 sheets to the wind at Surf Lodge and dancing like no one's watching, today it's interfacing with the local cops. So, pop-quiz: You're pulled over by the police on the suspicion of driving while under the influence. Do you:
A. Act calmly and respectfully and do what you're told?
B. Politely ask to speak to a lawyer?
C. Tell them to go f*ck themselves, list all the other times you've driven while impaired, and threaten their very existence; don't say anything about banging their daughters, because it's implied?
If you answered C, Dylan Eckardt is right there with you.
Hotshot real estate broker Dylan Eckardt — who bragged, “I’m the f–king rock star of real estate. I’m the f–king prince of Montauk” — was knocked down a peg Monday afternoon after he blew a stop sign while stoned and reeking of booze, according to police. His highness, who was later perp-walked at the East Hampton Police Department, was profiled in Vanity Fair earlier this month for his transformation from a pro-surfer to a local real estate giant. The “prince” sounded like a royal jerk. “There’s nothing like me. I dress like a fashion kid from the city, I talk like an asshole, and I surf like a local,” he boasted to the magazine. “All the locals know me because I’ve either slept with their daughters or played football with their sons,” he bragged...Eckardt was pulled over in his 2006 Range Rover at 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to police. He was wobbly on his feet with dilated eyes, officers said. Eckardt mouth-offed to cops, admitting, “I take Xanax and Lithium every day. This is one time I’m not really f—d up and driving around and you harass me,” according to the police report. He threatened cops, saying, “Now Montauk is going to be tough for you guys,” according to the report...He told cops,”I’m just refusing [to take tests] to be a d–k,” according to police.