On the night of June 6, on Route 114 in East Hampton, town police stopped a black 2020 Land Rover driven by Jefferson Salazar, 35, of Miami, and wound up charging him with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. He appeared in East Hampton Town Justice Court yesterday and was released on his own recognizance.
Police leveled the same charge on Friday night against Roger Kassokro of the Bronx, 63, after stopping his 2016 white Ford van on Stephen Hand's Path. He was released in the field with a court date of July 1.
In Sag Harbor on June 9, at the intersection of Brick Kiln and Noyac Roads, village police pulled over a 2004 Chevrolet driven by Fernando Diaz Garro, 60, of Southampton after reportedly spotting a broken brake light on his car. A computer check turned up a 2010 license suspension for failure to answer a summons, and he was charged with aggravated unlicensed operation as well as a violation. He will appear in Sag Harbor Justice Court on Friday, June 26.
On June 10, David Lemos-Herrera, 22, of Hampton Bays was driving a 2010 gray Hyundai on Ferry Road in North Haven when police noticed the car had no front license plate. After pulling it over, they found that its registration had been suspended for an insurance lapse, and charged the driver with that offense as well as the license plate violation. He too is to appear in court on Friday, June 26.
Back in Sag Harbor last Thursday night, during a storm, a 2004 Jeep driven by Jose M. Guzman-Herrera, 31, of Flanders, rear-ended a 2015 Chevrolet that was westbound on Jermain Avenue, headed for Main Street. Mr. Guzman-Herrera told police the rain had made it hard to see. The name of the driver in front of him was not given, but police reported that neither driver was injured.
They found, however, that Mr. Guzman-Herrera's license had been revoked last year for lack of insurance, and charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation. He was processed and released in the field and will be in court on Friday, June 26. Justice Lisa R. Rana will preside over all three vehicle-related cases.