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Speeding, Drifting, Drinking

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 09:51

Carlos Ellis Whitt of East Hampton, 42, was pulled over on Old Northwest Road near Peach Farm Lane on the night of April 23 after an officer clocked his 2020 gray Jeep at 51 miles per hour in a 30 m.p.h. zone. The officer, who also reported seeing the Jeep drifting across the marked lines, spoke with the driver and noticed “a strong odor of alcohol” on his breath. Mr. Whitt performed poorly on the roadside sobriety tests, according to the report, and was charged with aggravated drunken driving after consenting to a breathalyzer test at police headquarters. Held overnight, he appeared in court the next morning before East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana, who released him on his own recognizance. He is due back in court on May 26.

Polivio Pintado-Pizarro’s 2004 gray Cadillac was seen on Woods Lane last week by an East Hampton Village officer who reported that the rear license plate was obstructed. A check with the State Department of Motor Vehicles allegedly found that the plate had expired and that the driver’s license was suspended.

Further, there was no interlock device on the car. There should have been, because Mr. Pintado-Pizarro was found to have a past conviction for drunken driving and another for driving while ability impaired, both within the past 10 years. He was taken to village police headquarters, where, after being assigned a May 11 date in Justice Court to answer the charges, he was released.


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