Chase Wintjen of East Hampton, 27, was headed east on Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor near the Division Street intersection last Thursday night when police noticed him talking on his cellphone. They set out in pursuit and caught up with his 2016 black Range Rover at Montauk Avenue.
A check with the State Department of Motor Vehicles showed that his license had been suspended a total of six times, with four failures to appear in court in answer to summonses or to pay fines. Since 2019, police said, Mr. Wintjen has not had valid insurance either.
He was charged with aggravated unlawful operation of a motor vehicle and “unlawful use of a mobile phone,” and ordered to appear in Sag Harbor Justice Court on July 24 before Justice Lisa R. Rana.