Police have released a report of the August arrest of a New Jersey resident who they said became enraged at an East Hampton Town code enforcement officer while at the Montauk train station, striking the officer with his BMW.
The incident took place on Aug. 24, a Saturday, at about 7:45 p.m.
Police said that Jordan A. Brill, 31, of Tenafly had been asked by Aldi Binozi to move his vehicle from a handicapped parking zone. He complied, but shifted the BMW into a position that then blocked the exit from a designated taxi area.
Again asked to move by the officer, Mr. Brill became irate and “opened his car door into the victim’s legs,” according to the report.
Next, Mr. Brill made a U-turn, and while passing Mr. Binozi, turned the BMW in his direction. The officer was struck and fell to the ground, police said.
Mr. Binozi, 30, suffered injuries to his left knee and lower back, according to the report.
Another code enforcement officer, Jillian Griffiths, who was at the scene, was able to stop Mr. Brill from leaving, police said.
A town police officer and sergeant arrived and, after a call to an on-duty county assistant district attorney regarding the appropriate charge, arrested Mr. Brill on reckless endangerment, a class-A misdemeanor.
Police released Mr. Brill on his own recognizance with a court date of last Thursday, at which time he entered a plea of not guilty in East Hampton Town Justice Court. He is due back in court on Oct. 17.
Mr. Binozi is one of a number of part-time code enforcement officers hired by the Town of East Hampton during the summer to help with Montauk’s roiling quality-of-life problems.