Jaymes Westfall of East Hampton, 35, was clocked driving a 2020 Jeep at 95 miles per hour in a 55-m.p.h. zone while passing another vehicle on the right in a no-passing zone on Napeague near Dolphin Drive on the night of Oct. 5, East Hampton Town police reported. Police said the driver was "visibly intoxicated" and failed roadside sobriety tests, before being charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Mr. Westfall was also cited for a violation after police found pot in a black fanny pack around his waist. He was held for a morning appearance in East Hampton Town Justice Court before Justice Steven Tekulsky, and will be back in court at a future date.
The same charges, minus the pot, were leveled on the night of Oct. 1 against Miguel Ramirez-Cabrera, 58, of Montauk, after his 2004 BMW struck a 2010 GMC on Flamingo Avenue near West Lake Drive. Police noted that the GMC had right of way through the intersection. Mr. Ramirez-Cabrera was arraigned the next morning before Justice Lisa R. Rana.
Heather Neiditch of Manhattan, 41, was charged last Thursday evening with driving while ability impaired by alcohol. She was at the wheel of a rented 2018 Nissan on Accabonac Road near Floyd Street in East Hampton, when, according to the police report, she looked down at her phone, veered off the road into a driveway at 167 Accabonac, and struck two parked vehicles, causing minor damage. Police found her sitting in the car, "smelling strongly of alcohol." She did poorly on roadside tests, they said, and was determined to be impaired by an Intoxilyzer 9000 test administered by the officer. The Nissan was towed by Hammer Towing & Transport. The driver was held for the remainder of the night and appeared in court the next morning.