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A Charge of Felony D.W.I.

Thu, 02/15/2024 - 11:21
Doug Kuntz

Driving while intoxicated, usually a misdemeanor, is elevated to a felony charge when a child is in the vehicle at the time, under New York State's Leandra's Law.

Emily A. Campbell of East Hampton, 35, was pulled over Friday on Route 114 by Stephen Hand’s Path, just after 4 p.m. East Hampton Town police said she’d failed multiple times to stay in her lane. She showed signs of drunkenness, they said, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests.

She consented to a blood test, the results of which were not available as of press time. Because there was an 11-year-old child in the back seat, what would have been a first-offense misdemeanor charge was elevated to a felony. Ms. Campbell was also charged with a misdemeanor count of ‘acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17.”

East Hampton Town Justice David Filer released her on her own recognizance after her arraignment the following morning.

Crash Victim Identified as Sag Harbor Woman

The Suffolk County Police Department on Wednesday identified a woman killed in a hit-and-run crash on Monday as Alison Pfefferkorn of Sag Harbor.

Apr 17, 2024

Lieutenant Seeks Damages in New Lawsuit

On March 27, a previously confidential legal document related to an ongoing complaint by Police Officer Andrea Kess against East Hampton Town and its Police Department became public when it was filed in a federal court as evidence in a new civil rights lawsuit, brought by Lt. Peter Powers of the town police. Lieutenant Powers is charging that the document, known as a “position statement,” has harmed his professional and personal reputation.

Apr 11, 2024

Drivers Face Felony Charges

East Hampton Town police have levied felony charges against three drivers on local roads within the last two weeks.

Apr 11, 2024

On the Police Logs 04.11.24

Police responded to the East Hampton I.G.A. shortly after 5 p.m. on April 1 after the manager called in a report of an “unwanted guest.” After an investigation, a 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of petty larceny: one for taking 24 cans of beer and leaving without paying for them; the other for taking a white Huffy bicycle that did not belong to him. He was released on his own recognizance to await a court date.

Apr 11, 2024

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