Sag Harbor Felony DWI Arrest, High Readings In EH

Monica Miller is facing felony charges of drunken driving after an accident on Hampton Road in Sag Harbor late Saturday. Independent/T. E. McMorrow


A Sag Harbor woman is facing a felony drunken driving charge after allegedly crashing the 2007 Toyota Corolla she was driving into the rear of a late model Audi parked on the northbound side of Hampton Road late Saturday night, September 8.

After the crash, Monica Miller, 50, was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital to be treated. While at the hospital, after being charged with driving while intoxicated, she consented to have an alcohol content blood test, police said. She was treated and was released back to the police.

The timing of the alleged incident was inopportune, legally, for Miller: She is just three months shy of the 10th anniversary of her last conviction for DWI. The charge would have been a misdemeanor if it had come after December 2018.

Instead, she stood before Justice Lisa Rana in Sag Harbor Justice Court Sunday morning facing a felony charge. Justice Rana said that it was the third time Miller has been charged with DWI in her life, and set bail at $3000, which was posted.

Two men were arrested last week by East Hampton Town police on misdemeanor DWI charges. Both had a high enough amount of alcohol in their systems, according to their breath tests taken at headquarters, to merit a raised charge of aggravated drunken driving, the police said.

Max Tierno of Manhattan, 28, was driving a 2016 Volkswagen, headed south on Flamingo Avenue in Montauk, moving at 62 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone the night of September 3. Charles Mallo, 27, who has a North Carolina license but told the court during his arraignment Friday morning that he resides in East Hampton for the summer season for work, was also pulled over for allegedly speeding, driving a 2010 Ford Fusion at 61 in a 40 mph zone on Three Mile Harbor Road early Friday morning. Both men were released after posting nominal bail, but with a future date on the East Hampton Town Justice Court.

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