N.Y.C. Yellow Cab Crashes Through Hedges Inn Gate

A New York City medallion taxi crashed through a fence at the Hedges Inn in East Hampton. The driver has been charged with drunken driving. T.E. McMorrow.

A 20-year-old cabbie in a yellow New York City medallion taxi allegedly missed the turn onto East Hampton's Main Street from Woods Lane early Friday morning, crossed the lawn south of the pond, and crashed through the fence of the Hedges Inn.

The driver, Toriqul Islam Munna, was subsequently arrested on a drunken-driving charge. Mr. Munna took a breath test at police headquarters. Police said it produced a reading of .17 of 1 percent, just below the .18 number that would have raised the misdemeanor charge to the more serious aggravated driving while intoxicated level. The car, a 2013 Toyota Camry, is registered to a Long Island City mini corporation cab company.

Mr. Munna told police he had driven some friends out to East Hampton from the city after drinking a couple of shots of tequila. He was arraigned later Friday morning in East Hampton Town Justice Court by Justice Lisa R. Rana, who set bail at $250. It was posted by the defendant's father, who was in the courtroom for the proceedings. Mr. Munna, who lives in South Richmond Hill, Queens, had his license suspended by Justice Rana based upon the .17 reading.