Driving without the required interlock device, which keeps a car's engine from turning over if it senses alcohol in the driver's system, was the charge on Sept. 27 against a Montauk woman, Jane Hildreth O'Keefe, 55. East Hampton Town police spotted her 2020 black Ford on South Emerson Avenue that morning and took her into custody briefly before giving her a Justice Court appearance ticket. She will answer the misdemeanor charge on Wednesday.
In Sag Harbor last Thursday, village police charged Marco Sichique of East Hampton, 44, with aggravated unlicensed operation after his 2002 Ford pickup collided with a parked 2014 Lexus outside 82 Hampton Street. Dorothy Jordan was in the Lexus. Police did not give further details of the incident, but said a computer check showed that Mr. Sichique's license had been suspended earlier this year for failure to pay child support. He will appear in Sag Harbor Justice Court before Justice Lisa R. Rana on Friday, Oct. 16.
Sag Harbor police also charged three motorists over the weekend with lacking proper registration, all detected by license plate scanner.
Carlos Saquicaray Loja, 40, of East Hampton was pulled over on Jermain Avenue Friday evening, Maria Agudelo, 23, of Hampton Bays was stopped on Main Street late Saturday, and Carlos Mendoz Godoy, 42, of East Hampton was flagged on Bay Street Sunday afternoon. All three will appear before Justice Rana on Friday, Oct. 16.
Back in East Hampton on Sunday afternoon, police charged Nicholas Casino of Ely Brook to Hand's Creek Road, East Hampton, 41, with unlicensed operation following a minor accident at the Montauk Highway-Stephen Hand's Path intersection. Mr. Casino, driving a 2019 Lexus, had been waiting at the stop sign there, with Veronica Guanga of East Hampton, 26, behind him in a 2012 GMC. As he started to move forward, Ms. Guanga told police, she accidentally hit the gas and struck his rear fender, causing minor damage. Police found that Mr. Casino's license had been suspended last year, and he will appear in East Hampton Justice Court on Oct. 21.