It was a quiet week on the roads for East Hampton and Sag Harbor police, with no arrests made on drunken driving charges in East Hampton, from Wainscott to
Montauk, and just one in Sag Harbor.
John Scocco, 60, of Sag Harbor, was driving a 2018 Jeep on Main Street on January 13, headed north, when he stopped his car, put it in reverse, then backed into a parking space. According to police, he backed the Jeep up all the way onto the sidewalk, turned the engine off, and got out of the car, when an officer approached him.
Failing roadside sobriety tests, he was placed under arrest on a charge of driving while intoxicated, a charge that was allegedly confirmed by a breath test given by police at their Division Street headquarters.
Scocco was represented during his arraignment later Sunday morning in front of Justice Lisa Rana by Brian DeSesa, who told the court the defendant had no criminal record, and lives and owns a business in Sag Harbor.
Justice Rana ordered Scocco released without having to post bail, but with a future date on her calendar.