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Arrested After Traffic Stops

Wed, 06/08/2022 - 18:17

In Sag Harbor Village early on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, police stopped a 2016 Toyota 4-Runner driven by Griffin Phillips of Water Mill, 30, saying he had run a stop sign at the corner of Bay and Main Streets, then crossed the center median while trying to turn south on Main. His breath smelled strongly of alcohol, they reported, adding that he performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

A breathalyzer test produced a reading above the legal limit, and Mr. Phillips was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. He spent the rest of the night in the village lockup and was arraigned in the morning by East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky, who released him on his own recognizance with a future court date.

On the night of May 29, on Amagansett Main Street near Atlantic Avenue, Lincoln Pilcher, 40, of New York City was “driving at an unreasonable speed,” town police reported, adding that his black 2021 Chevy pickup nearly struck the back of a marked police car. He failed the roadside sobriety test, they said, but consented to an intoxilyzer test, which showed his blood-alcohol level to be over .18, more than twice the legal limit. Police determined that Mr. Pilcher had two prior drunken driving convictions within the last 10 years. He faces two felony charges of drunken driving. He was held overnight for a morning arraignment, and is scheduled to return to East Hampton Justice Court to answer the charges next Thursday.

Hendry Berrezueta Redrovan of East Hampton, 27, was headed west on Collins Avenue toward North Main Street in East Hampton on Saturday evening, when his black 2022 Chevy pickup sideswiped an oncoming vehicle. Its driver, Aimee Bloom, 61, also of East Hampton, told police Mr. Redrovan had his head down and was not looking at the road when he crossed the double yellow lines and hit her car. Mr. Redrovan said he didn’t know what happened, but police reported that he smelled strongly of alcohol and failed the field sobriety tests. Charged with aggravated drunken driving, he was held overnight and appeared in the morning before Justice Lisa R. Rana, who freed him on his own recognizance. He is due back in court on July 6.

Manuel Agustin, 43, of Staten Island was pulled over on Jackson Street near Three Mile Harbor Road on May 30 after an officer checked his plates and found that there was a restriction on his license requiring him to have an interlock device in his 2017 white Mercedes-Benz, following an alcohol-related arrest. There was none installed, and he was charged with a misdemeanor. He was to have answered the charge in justice court yesterday.

The same charge was lodged against Beth Noble-Haldas, 48, of Smithtown, whose 2011 gray Nissan was stopped by town police midday on Friday on Route 27 in Montauk near South Fox Street. She too was given an appearance ticket, and is to be in court on Wednesday.

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