‘Prince’ Is Back in Court

Dylan Eckardt of Montauk, who pleaded guilty in January to a reduced charge of driving with ability impaired by alcohol, along with speeding, running a stop sign, and driving without a license, still owes East Hampton Town Justice Court $1,519 in fines. Ordered back into court on July 6, he asked Justice Steven Tekulsky for an additional 90 days to pay. According to court records, he has paid just $120 thus far of the $1,639 he owes.

Mr. Eckardt, 38, was featured in last Thursday’s New York Times style section, which reported that “the self-proclaimed ‘Prince of Montauk’ is still riding high.” The article noted Mr. Eckardt’s claim to have made some $15.5 million in real estate sales this year for Nest Seekers, the firm he works for. 

In July 2016, he was featured in Vanity Fair magazine, before being arrested on a misdemeanor charge of driving while high on drugs. Charges dating from 2015, including unlicensed driving, were still open at the time. In January, he was allowed to plead to lesser charges to resolve both cases, and the fines were imposed.

Justice Tekulsky granted Mr. Eck­ardt’s request for more time. He now has until next month to pay at least part of his fines.