EH: Drugs, Violence, And Drunken Driving

A Montauk man, John Landon, 73, was charged with DWI as a misdemeanor, after crashing his 2009 Toyota into the plate glass window of Montauk’s 7-Eleven.

A traffic stop on Montauk Highway in Wainscott led to a Rocky Point man being charged with multiple felonies early May 25. Cody Zimmer, 30, was driving a 2009 GMC when he swerved across the double yellow lines, police said. Failing roadside sobriety tests, he was charged with driving while intoxicated. The charge was a felony, due to prior DWI conviction in 2010.

Police said that in the console of the car, in plain view, was a plastic bag containing cocaine, with another packet in the backseat area of the car. The total weight of the drug was over half a gram, police allege, bringing a charge of felony cocaine possession. He was released on $500 bail.

A bloody brawl at Liar’s Saloon in Montauk led to one man being taken to the hospital and another under arrest, a little after midnight, May 24. East Hampton Town Police said that  Nicholas Travers, 27, of Smithtown, was extremely intoxicated when he repeatedly punched an unconscious man in the head. Witnesses told police that Travers had been on a rampage, and had torn out the wooden handrail leading to the front door.

When he was arraigned the morning of May 25, East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky said that, while Travers doesn’t reside in East Hampton, he has now managed to get himself arrested there twice. Travers previously was charged with DWI. He was released on $250 bail. 

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