East Hampton police report multiple DUI arrests, traffic incidents

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EAST HAMPTON — In a series of traffic-related incidents, East Hampton Police Department has reported multiple arrests and summonses for various violations, including driving under the influence (DUI) and motor vehicle accidents.

Between March 12 and March 15, East Hampton Police arrested two individuals on DUI charges.

Christopher Lyford, 50, was arrested on March 12 after being stopped by police.

Lyford was released on a $500 non-surety bond and is scheduled to appear at Middletown Superior Court on March 27 at 9 a.m.

Catherine Garofalo, 67, was arrested on March 15 following an investigation into a one-car rollover accident on Middle Haddam Road, which resulted in minor injuries.

Garofalo, who is also charged with traveling too fast for conditions, agreed to appear in court on the same date and time as Lyford.

On March 13, John Reynolds, 68, was issued a summons for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license.

He is slated to appear in court alongside Lyford and Garofalo.

Jessica Martin, 43, was summoned on March 14 for evading responsibility and failure to drive right after fleeing the scene of a collision with a utility pole.

Martin is due in court on March 26 at 9 a.m.

Justin Slater, 34, was also arrested for DUI on March 17.

Released on a $500 non-surety bond, Slater is expected to appear in court on March 27 at 9 a.m.

In addition to DUI arrests, several other individuals received tickets for traffic violations between March 19 and March 22.

Joshua Doubleday, 42, was cited for using a cell phone while driving.

Barbara Supinski, 69, and Alyssa Shaw, 20, were ticketed for failure to obey a traffic sign and failure to comply with state traffic regulations, respectively.

Shashank Kamat, 64, was issued a ticket for operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

Adam Motowidlo, 37, was arrested for failure to appear in the second degree on March 21.

Having posted a $2,500 court-set bond, Motowidlo is scheduled to appear in court on April 2 at 9 a.m.

Additionally, Thomas Planeta, 38, received a ticket for failure to drive right after a two-car accident with minor injuries on March 21.

Between March 11 and March 24, East Hampton Officers responded to 33 medical calls, 5 motor vehicle accidents, 19 alarms, and made 75 traffic stops.

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