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An Infamous Intersection

Thu, 08/19/2021 - 08:02

Two men were charged over the weekend with drunken driving on local roads. At 1 a.m. on Saturday, East Hampton Town police stopped a 2019 Subaru driven by Cormac Patrick Lawler, 31, of Sag Harbor after he turned from Stephen Hand's Path onto Route 114 without signaling, and then drifted into the oncoming lane. That intersection has been the subject of numerous complaints from neighbors this summer, citing screeching tires and loud noises. Mr. Lawler, after allegedly failing a field sobriety test, was held overnight for a morning arraignment before Justice Steven Tekulsky in East Hampton Town Court.

 Luiz Lopez-Velez of East Hampton, 26, was charged on Sunday at around 3:30 a.m. Officers said they pulled him over he veered out of his lane while turning right from Springs-Fireplace Road onto Abraham's Path, and that he performed poorly on the field test. Mr. Lopez-Velez was later determined to have been driving with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, an additional misdemeanor. Later that day he too appeared before Justice Tekulsky.

 Later Sunday morning, in a non-alcohol-related incident, Nelson Randolph, 58, of New York City, was riding his bicycle on Bluff Road in Amagansett when he struck the rear passenger side of a 2017 Lexus driven by Caroline Silver, 21, of Scarsdale, N.Y., who was turning into her driveway on Mako Lane. Mr. Randolph complained of elbow pain and was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for minor bleeding. He told police he did not have enough time to stop, and a witness agreed with him.

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