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Missing Paperwork Leads to Arrests

Wed, 11/10/2021 - 18:21

Lacking a valid driver’s license, car registration, inspection sticker, or insurance card can get a driver into trouble, as evidenced by two arrests in Sag Harbor this week.

On Saturday afternoon, Erik B. Pearson of Setauket, 51, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck on Hampton Street when village police clocked him driving at 57 miles per hour, they said, on a stretch where the speed limit is 35.

Upon closer investigation, police determined that Mr. Pearson’s license had been suspended after he failed to show up for at least two out-of-state court dates, according to a report. He was charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed driving, a misdemeanor, and four traffic violations, including one for not having an inspection sticker and one for driving an unregistered vehicle. Arrested and released on his own recognizance, he has a court date on Friday, Nov. 19, with Justice Lisa R. Rana.

Four days earlier, also on Hampton Street, a Sag Harbor officer’s license plate scanner flagged a vehicle with a suspended registration stemming from a charge of lapsed insurance in March of this year. Marcelo Solis-Garcia of White Plains, 30, was driving a 2001 Ford van when police pulled him over. Charged with driving without registration, a misdemeanor, he will appear in court on Friday, Nov. 19, before Justice Rana.

In Amagansett, East Hampton Town police arrested a man suspected of drunken driving after an accident in which he drove into a wooded area near Town Lane and Windmill Lane on Oct. 27. Police said Edwin D. Perezhernandez of Aquebogue, 34, showed signs of intoxication, and they charged him with a misdemeanor count of D.W.I. His 2008 Toyota sedan was hauled away by Hammer Towing. He was arraigned by Justice Steven Tekulsky the next day and is due back in court on Dec. 16.

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