The arrest on Friday night of a Springs man on a charge of driving while intoxicated led to an appearance in East Hampton Town Justice Court the next morning by a noted international-law attorney, Michael Jefferson Griffith. Mr. Griffith, who has counseled clients imprisoned in over 25 countries in criminal matters, defended the young American held in a Turkish prison in the 1970s in a case that became the basis for the film “Midnight Express.”
A husband-and-wife team who teach Shakespeare at Guild Hall have received a number of uncalled-for e-mails from a former student, according to an East Hampton Town police report.
Tristan and Morgan Vaughan run the Round Table Theater Company and Academy, which recently produced its first full Shakespearean production, “Macbeth,” with Morgan Vaughan in the lead role of Lady Macbeth and Mr. Vaughan directing. The couple have been conducting classes and seminars on the Bard at Guild Hall since last year.
Eleven months before Edward L. Orr allegedly ran over John Judge on Amagansett Main Street in his 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, driving on without stopping to aid the dying man, he was arrested by East Hampton Town police and charged with two Class A misdemeanors and a Class D felony. At that time he was on probation, as he still is, for a Class D felony conviction of grand larceny in 2009.
A 2002 Honda being driven on Stephen Hand’s Path in East Hampton went skidding off the road Saturday night as the snow began to fall and crashed into a tree. The driver, Steven Dovas of Brooklyn, who was unhurt, said the bright lights of an oncoming car had momentarily blinded him.
The Honda had to be towed away.
Not long after Valentine’s Day dawned last Thursday, East Hampton Village police spotted a 1998 Saturn swerving on North Main Street. Angel A. Farez Chimbo, 22, of East Hampton was crossing the center lines, according to the report. An officer began following him as he continued onto Main Street, passing Newtown Lane and ignoring the police car lights.
A 24-year-old man who has been in and out of East Hampton Town Justice Court and is now in the county jail may stay there for some time.
Justice Catherine Cahill set bail for Jose B. Maria-Jimenez of East Hampton, also known as Jose Maria, at $15,000 on Feb. 13, after what was at least his fourth arrest in the past 11 months.