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Feb 8, 2011 4:44 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Jury Verdict In Kabot Case: Not Guilty Of DWI

Editor's Note:
Feb 8, 2011 4:44 PM

It took a jury less than 90 minutes to acquit former Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot of DWI on Friday afternoon, following a five-day trial in Riverhead Town Justice Court.

Ms. Kabot, who lost her reelection bid two months after being arrested on Labor Day 2009 in Westhampton Beach, was also acquitted of a lesser charge of driving while ability was impaired by alcohol. She was also found not guilty of failing to maintain her lane.

The lone guilty verdict was for a failing to stop for a stop sign, a traffic violation.

“My prayers were answered today,” said Quogue resident Ms. Kabot, 43, minutes after she was found not guilty of both alcohol-related charges by the six-person jury. “I’m just so glad this matter has come to a close. I’m looking forward to the next step of my life,” she continued, wiping tears from her eyes.

She declined to comment about her future plans—or whether or not she would seek political office again.

When Westhampton Beach Village Police pulled Ms. Kabot over shortly before midnight on September 6, 2009, she told the two arresting officers that she had one or two glasses of wine earlier that night during a family member’s birthday party in East Moriches. Ms. Kabot was arrested at 12:05 a.m. on September 7, 2009, and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, after she refused to take a blood or Breathalyzer test.

If convicted of DWI, Ms. Kabot could have faced a fine of up to $1,000 and had several points added to her driver’s license. First-time DWI offenders usually avoid jail time, according to authorities. If convicted of driving while impaired by alcohol—a lesser charge—Ms. Kabot could have incurred a fine of up to $500. The fine for running the stop sign could range from $150 to $200, authorities said.

In an interview on Monday, Westhampton Beach Village Police Chief Ray Dean said he stands behind the decision made by the two arresting officers, Officers Steven McManus and Ryan Lucas, to pull over Ms. Kabot in the first place.

“The jury spoke,” Chief Dean said. “That being said, it’s evidenced in the [arrest] video that my officers had obvious probable cause to make the stop and the arrest. They conducted themselves correctly, as evidenced by the jury finding her guilty for going through the stop sign.

“I still contend that my officers did the right thing,” he continued.

The video, taken from a camera installed on the dashboard of the police cruiser, shows the two officers following Ms. Kabot south on Sunset Avenue when her car crosses over the double-yellow line, and her failing to come to a complete stop before making a left turn onto Main Street. The video also shows her going around several pedestrians as they crossed Main Street. The tape also shows the officers conducting three field sobriety tests on Ms. Kabot, which they said she failed.

The tape, which was shown to jurors, then shows Ms. Kabot standing at the back of her car before jumping three minutes ahead, when it begins recording again. When it starts, Ms. Kabot is standing in the same position.

Officer McManus testified that he disobeyed Chief Dean’s instructions to never turn off the dashboard cameras—or their audio—because he needed to check the time that they had pulled Ms. Kabot over and wanted to review what he had seen. “We were about to take the Southampton Town supervisor into custody for DWI,” Officer McManus said during his testimony. “I wanted to make sure what we had on the tape we saw.”

Chief Dean declined to comment on the officer’s decision to stop the tape, saying only that his department’s video policy remains the same. He would not allow Officer McManus or Officer Lucas to be interviewed for this story.

As the jurors filed out of Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith’s courtroom on Friday, Ms. Kabot shook the hands of all six jurors, embracing at least one of them, while thanking them for their service.

“It’s a relief,” added Lance Kabot, Linda’s husband, who also appeared emotionally drained immediately after the verdict was read at around 4:30 p.m.

“They tried to take away her life,” said William Keahon, Ms. Kabot’s defense attorney. “They took away her name and her honor and the wonderful position that she held.

“She insisted upon going through with this trial,” he continued. “She just wanted to fight it.”

During his closing statement on Friday morning, Mr. Keahon told jurors that his client was targeted by Westhampton Beach Village Police because they, and other law enforcement officials, did not want her to win reelection. Ms. Kabot went on to lose her reelection bid that November to current Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.

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OMG, the plot thickens!
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 4:43 PM
Didn't ATH deny getting this phone call? Hmmmm maybe this will cost her the next election!
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 4:48 PM
ICE, you are correct in that Holst denied getting a called from police officer ref Kabot arrest. Read below.

Publication: The Southampton Press
By Hallie D. Martin Sep 28, 2009 9:29 AM
Mr. Keahon also revealed Tuesday that an anonymous letter mailed to Southampton Town Hall about a week after Ms. Kabot’s arrest is also being investigated by her attorney. The letter, copies of which were also mailed to the supervisor’s private post office box and home address, ...more
By BruceB (142), Sag Harbor on Feb 3, 11 5:48 PM
After the call to her from the police, then Anna made a few calls herself spreading the word.
By Mrs.Sea (268), Sag Harbor on Feb 3, 11 6:00 PM
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Anna is politically isolated and now totally discredited. She has no future here. Its a shame for her but she played with fire and got burned too. Such is politics.
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:37 PM
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Interesting PBA COntract negotiated by ATH first order of 2010 business
By barbal (2), Southampton on Feb 5, 11 3:42 PM
Why does the president of the PBA have the cell phone number of the then town councilwoman Anna Throne Holst? All these test messages and cell phone calls were taking place just as she was being arrested.
Does this not stink?

By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 4:50 PM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 8:30 PM
Bad visual Nature..no please not that one...I shiva at the thought...brrrr
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:29 PM
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How ridiculous! All I said was that ATH is not married. Just phrased it a little different...
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 5, 11 8:23 PM
Stupid move by cops, but Kabot lost the election because she was a lousy supervisor and she was pulled over because she was driving under the influence. The conspiracy theory crap may convince the jury to acquit, bu the video speaks for itself
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 3, 11 5:01 PM
You are mistaken, she was not a bad supervisor. This happened to her because she was doing the job she was elected to do and hold the town police officers to their agreement and retire after 20 years and save the tax payers money. Hiring new cops at the lower starting salary. But no, the PBA president and vice pres. with officers in uniform stormed a TB meeting and told Kabot that her time in office would be short. Watch the TB meeting its in the archives on the town web site.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:20 PM
You may disagree with me, but I am not "mistaken", because I am stating my own opinion. She was a terrible supervisor who continued Heaney's budget-busting cronyism and the tape, despite right-wing conspiracy nonsense, shows a woman under the influence who was busted.

Did the police make a mistake by phoning Holst? Yeah, they probably blew their case and a drunk driver who refused a breathalyzer but totally screwed up every other sobriety test, will go free. Will this bring down Holst? ...more
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 3, 11 8:04 PM
You are so out of touch how did Kabot continue Heaney's budget busting cronyism? What are you talking about re: the tape, despite a right wing conspiracy, showing a woman under the influence.
The tape does not even show Kabot, the police officer is standing in front of her most of the time. If she was stopped for going over the yellow line and not stopping at a stop sign why was she NOT issued any tickets??? Let me explain:They were not interested in giving her any ticket they were looking to ...more
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 8:31 PM
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In all fairness Kabot had proposed a trimmed down budget for 2010, with cuts in non-essential personal. Too bad ATH didn't follow through with that budget, I regret voting for ATH. Live and learn.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:03 PM
Are you HH in alter ego? If not, I didn't think it possible for this town to have two town idiots...somebody must be missing one.
By Bayman3142 (249), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:48 PM
to Bayman3142:

It would be handy if you would include a salutation in your replies. I don't know to which of the esteemed posters you are comparing me.
By highhatsize (4177), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 10:08 PM
Apologize HH, I was comparing you to reg rep. I thought the glaring similarities were obvious.
By Bayman3142 (249), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:27 AM
Um, wasnt she part of the team that somehow lost track of over 10mm dollars? have we even found it?
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 4, 11 1:46 PM
She was a joke as a supervisor
By oldguy (60), hamptons on Feb 4, 11 4:59 PM
Littleplains. The accounting fiasco started way before her in the Heaney administration. Kabot at the instigation of of others on the board initiated the process of untangling the mess.
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 5, 11 9:23 AM

Razza, you don't know what you're talking about. Kabot arrested Heaney's crazy spending and cut $5 Million for her 2010 budget, chronicled repeatedly in Southampton Press. Anna raised the budget instead.
By Obbservant (446), southampton on Feb 7, 11 9:11 AM
Looks like the case is done. She won!
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 3, 11 5:31 PM
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By kpjc (161), east quogue on Feb 3, 11 5:54 PM
In a September 29, 2009 article on this website ("Attorney: Linda Kabot will be vindicated"), the Press wrote: "On Tuesday afternoon, Ms. Throne-Holst said someone did call her early in the morning on September 7 with the news of Ms. Kabot’s arrest, but it was not a police officer. Ms. Throne-Holst would not say who called her or what time she received the call." Either a misquote or Ms. Throne-Holst was not forthcoming.
By Good Ground (24), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 6:00 PM
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oops, I see BruceB has already pointed this out above
By Good Ground (24), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 6:02 PM
So then Anna Throne Holst is liar. As I always thought.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:13 PM
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Well maybe not exactly. Aube was a union rep at time. So technically he was not a cop...Does this wash?
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:48 PM
No it does not wash, he was still a cop. Does that wash for you?
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 8:33 PM
Well I was only trying to give a Clintonian interpretation...you know 'depends on your definition of what the word " is" is'
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 4, 11 11:54 AM
Kind of funny how all these people...except for the cops of course...were all awake and ready to text message and make phone calls at 1 AM.

This sounds like a PBA witch hunt.
By c'mon now (46), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:03 PM
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It would seem that maybe the smell ain't just low tide...
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 6:07 PM
Was the PBA President Pat Aube on duty with all the these personal calls & test messages?
Also, has Aube stepped down as PBA President the article above states the then PBA President?
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:25 PM
He was PBA president then he is now an officer again as I understand it.
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:51 PM
Linda is guility of driving while impaired-the jury will disregard all this other nonsense.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Feb 3, 11 7:54 PM
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I hope you're right, but I think they'll acquit because of this conspiracy BS
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 3, 11 8:05 PM
EE What are you drinking? Get real and sleep it off.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:32 PM
yeah....get real....only a sober person can totally disregard instruction repeated over and over and walk backwards heel to toe and forget how to count to 15 by thousands.
By Bayman3142 (249), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:31 AM
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That would be NOT GUILTY oh wise one!
By sayitaintsojoe (100), Westhampton on Feb 5, 11 10:54 AM
Alll this talk of a conspiracy still does not make her drive the way she did, does not make her admit to having drank wine at a party or gve her the right to refuse a breath test. If she was not drunk or better yet was not worried about her blood alcohol level, she would have taken the breath test and went home.

FYI- A glass of wine as far as alcohol i concerned is considered to be 4 ounces. 4 ounces of wine, a 12 oz beer (6% alcohol) and a 1 1/4 ounce shot of 80 proof liquor all equal ...more
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 3, 11 8:24 PM
6oz is the normal serving size of a glass of wine. I have poured many glasses as well as done inventories based upon these numbers. Wine prices per glass are calculated by the expectation of 4 glasses from a 750ml bottle.

Where may I find these 8-10oz glasses of wine? Want to get some before the place goes under due to cost overuns!

Also most beers are under 6%. 5% is a better average #.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:16 PM
Oh, well, I'll try again. On another bb which shall be unnamed but which identifies itself numerically as pertaining to Long Island by using telephone area codes, a former inspector asserts that the amount of liquor necessary to reach .08 on the breathalyzer is much greater than most people think.
By highhatsize (4177), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 11:44 AM
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By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 8:38 PM
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By highhatsize (4177), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 8:42 PM
Since HH loves to use salaries as his arguement for this conspiracy and has consistently claimed that STPD officers "average" more than $150k, let's post the salaries of the officers mentioned in this story!

Patrick Aube, 2010 Salary: $115,885
Lt. Gonce 2010 Salary: $139,217
Steve McManus 2010 Salary: $126,734

Maybe Aube was SO upset he was making less $$$ than these guys that he framed Linda to show that he was powerful and that he should be rewarded with more $$?

HH, ...more
Feb 3, 11 9:07 PM appended by Nature
Oh, and Officer Gwinn was payed $117,871 in 2010. This information was all found on www.seethroughny.net Interestingly enough, all of the above listed salaries were HIGHER in 2009 (when Kabot was still in office) with the exception of Aube who's salary essentially remained the same.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 9:07 PM
It's still nearly THREE times the "average" salary, of an "average"

Can't imagine why there is any enmity...
Feb 3, 11 9:11 PM appended by Mr. Z
Aube, that is. The others are more than triple your average, single income.
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 9:11 PM
From Wiki:

The median income for a household in the county was $84,767, and the median income for a family was $72,112. Males had a median income of $50,046 versus $33,281 for females. The per capita income for the county was $26,577. About 3.90% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.70% of those under age 18 and 6.30% of those age 65 or over.

Suffolk County ranks at number 21 on the list of the most populous counties in the United States.[11]

In ...more
Feb 3, 11 9:18 PM appended by Mr. Z
Anyone out there remember what "de facto" segregation is? Or, "de pecuniae" segregation, for that matter?
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 9:18 PM
What does the salaries for WH Village police have to do with L. Kabot.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:26 PM
Haven't been paying your full measure of attention to the broadest scope of the situation, have you?
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 9:31 PM
Sounds logical, based on the drift above , that Aube wanted o show his gal pal Anna that he had the It if not the income. It was not about money it was biceps and triceps and abs..oh my...:)
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:44 PM
Well, I am back to using a pos netbook. As usual, it freezes every time that I try to use the seethroughny website. However, when I tried to access officers Gwinn's and Aube's salary with a more powerful computer, no results were returned. Ergo, I cannot comment on the data that you have posted.

If you tell me specifically what you filled in in the various fields to obtain the results that you did, I will duplicate your efforts and, with success, will have something pertinent to say.
By highhatsize (4177), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 10:04 PM
seethrought.net select salaries/pensions, select Towns, time in their last names and hit enter. For McManus you must enter Mc Manus and of course be under "villages"
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 10:21 PM
to Nature:

Thank you. I will try it again manana but I thought that I did as you instructed and failed.
By highhatsize (4177), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 12:15 AM
HH, if you are using Windows on that netbook, try using Ubuntu Linux.

It's free, and has far less "overhead" as an operating system.
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Feb 4, 11 6:14 PM
to Mr.Z:

Thanks for the suggestion. I replied several days ago but must have forgotten to press "Submit".

Actually, I am using Linux. In addition to its failing to have the power to run complex applications, ASUS returned my netbook to me when last I sent it in for repair loaded with a Linux OS infected with a virus called "DansGuardian". It's a censor program that, for instance, when I try to access wikipedia, returns an error message that says something like "Illegal character ...more
By highhatsize (4177), East Quogue on Feb 5, 11 10:58 AM
A police officer is not an "average" job. You aren't handed a weapon in your "average" job nor are you required to work 10-12 hour shifts or midnight shifts nor does your "average" job put your life in a position of reasonable risk at least once a week.

Yes, the East End is pretty safe - but there have been a few articles recently about drugs and gangs and guns in our safe hamlet. Shootings and robberies in Tuckahoe, gang members arrested as a part of a drug ring in Flanders. Police ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 9:18 PM
Stop with the excuses.

They simply are not worth TRIPLE the people who pay their salaries. If you go by the "per capita" calculation, it's more than FIVE times a "per capita" member of society's salary.

Sorry, but you will never convince me that they are worth THREE to FIVE times what the people they are sworn to protect, and serve are. Double, I would understand, but beyond that, you've got one hell of a case to prove to the vast majority of us.
Feb 3, 11 9:23 PM appended by Mr. Z
Just for the record, if some strung out meth/crack/smack addict decided to rob the store I work in, I run a risk of getting harmed, or shot myself. Doesn't hold water, Jack.
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 9:23 PM
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Granted there have been a lot of violent drug related crimes here recently and it seems that the SH has had some success in staying on top of those. There has always been a drug trade out here. But it seems that that trade is changing from a small time dealer to a more violent and gang related business. The battle against this is not just a local police matter as we see with today's bust of a gang by the task force. So in that context it is acceptable that the officers have good salaries. But then ...more
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 3, 11 10:04 PM
Find someone who lives in Western Suffolk County and ask them what they pay for Suffolk County P.D. OR Nassau County residents about their P.D. $$$$? You won't be complaining about what you pay for STPD. They're a bargain.
By lifesaver (118), speonk on Feb 4, 11 8:39 AM
Really, I would not be surprised with that. How is that cost diluted across peoples tax bills given the greater population and property density. It would be an interesting statistic.
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 4, 11 2:03 PM
The "average" self-employed business owner works at least 10 - 12 hrs daily (5-7days/wk!!!!) Most hospital staff (nurses, docs, orderlies, aids etc)works 12 hr shifts nowadays....and if you want to see any of them putting themselves in "reasonable risk", check out the ER, esp the midnight shift during the summer ! I'm not bashing cops, but they're not the only one's out there protecting our community, but I do know that the salary was definitely a factor in their CHOOSING this job......unlike our ...more
By Sharon (4), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 5:14 PM
Yeah, I know what you mean. I used to work with a security company that employed female guards. The guard got caught "waxing the knob" of one of Easthampton's finest. ( always wondered why they called them Easthampton's finest." That was the midnight shift...as you call it. Rough job. I also get let into houses, to do service calls, quite often in the sagaponack area...and a Southampton Town PD 4X4 shows up to let me in. Now...if he happens to be "off-duty'...should he not be "burning his own ...more
By c'mon now (46), southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:09 PM
Hello, can you say cell phone records tell the story?
By East End 2 (150), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:21 PM
i guess ATH is a liar since she denied getting such a call when this occurred
By ridiculous (214), hampton bays on Feb 3, 11 9:26 PM
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Where are all the ATH left wing lovers. What no comments from them about Madam Supervisor being a liar.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:29 PM
I love the whole bird not just her left wing..
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 3, 11 10:09 PM
Wow, rage rep, you have some real anger issues. Buy a dog or find a someone to love.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 4, 11 8:09 AM
shes a total liar... but linda was drunk. separate issue.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 4, 11 4:17 PM
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She swerved over the double yellow line.Could have been drunk, on prescribed meds, talking on cell phone or just tired, Who cares? She needed to be stopped before she had an accident and hurt herself or someone else..it's that simple.
By consciencepoint (16), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:57 PM
Go to bed and get some sleep before you hurt yourself.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 11:07 PM
Hey, rage rep, you know why you have so many comments removed from this board? Bully.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 4, 11 8:10 AM
Where i the defensive cross examination?

The ADA asked "But are you involved in a conspiracy to frame Linda Kabot for driving while intoxicated?”

The answer was no!

So from there we have simple questions?

Do you call your family at one in the morning?
Since the answer is likely "no" one would then ask if he is in the habit of calling friends and family to chat at 1AM
NO? So why call ATH?
Are you in the habit of calling ATH after every DUI?
If ...more
By Hambone (513), New York on Feb 3, 11 10:33 PM
I watched the video kabot was crossing the line and i thought taping the breaks. I also thought the officers involved were bunglers, sober as a church mouse their commands seemed to be confusing, overbearing and not condusive to be unbiased. Couldn't help thinking, is this what we pay over a $100,000.00 a year for?
By coyote (14), southampton on Feb 3, 11 10:43 PM
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A wise man once remarked that:

"It is the greatest of villains, who believe that they are heroes."
By Mr. Z (11668), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 11:33 PM
Text and phone calls from the arresting officer to the political opponent while at the scene?

The arrest must have been a set up from the get.

By elliot (254), sag harbor on Feb 4, 11 12:06 AM
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It wasn't at the scene - it was an hour later and not by the arresting officer, nor a member of their PD. Do you realize how many cards had to fall in place for this "conspiracy" to play out?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 9:16 AM
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you're right! i bet they had the bartenders spike her drinks too!
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 4, 11 4:24 PM
ATH lied and thats a fact jack.

She is done ...
By Summer Resident (246), Manhattan on Feb 4, 11 1:43 AM
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Let us not forget that Linda Kabot refused to take the breathalizer teat. If she was not buzzed and she passed the test none of this would be happening.
What does it matter if someone called ATH?
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 8:29 AM
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I love how the police and the supervisor play little high school games on our coin. I guess it's just too much to ask these clowns to do the job that they were hired or elected to do.
By double standard (1506), quogue on Feb 4, 11 8:40 AM
Who cares! Whomever called whomever, whomever texted whomever.... who really cares??? I certainly don't. It doesn't change the fact that she drank, she drove and, she got caught. It's her lawyers job to smoke screen it any way he can, it's his job, and he gets paid very well for it. Bottom line: she did it and it's on tape.I'm just happy she didn't kill anyone. Let's move on....
By honeylamb (71), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 9:27 AM
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From another report on the web:

Lengthy testimony ensued about the recording of Kabot’s arrest. Gonce said he has the first and original recording in his office, but said it is not labeled as such.

“Did there come a point in time when Officer McManus and Officer Lucas asked for a copy?” asked Gonce.

Gonce said the officers, who stopped and arrested Kabot, had asked to review the “first copy” that he had in his office.

They took the ...more
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 4, 11 11:18 AM
It's pretty clear that Supervisor Kabot will be found not guilty. I hope that she has some post-trial plan to run again for Supervisor. ATH, by the testimony of the officers, has shown herself to be nothing more than a superannuated police groupie. We need Supervisor Kabot back in control to root out the featherbedding in the STPD.

I await the Defense witnesses with anticipation. Will Keahon call the passerby who was arrested for his trouble when he told the cops to let Kabot go because ...more
By highhatsize (4177), East Quogue on Feb 4, 11 12:19 PM
The defense rested yesterday afternoon and they have summation this morning at 10:00 A.M.
By V.Tomanoku (788), southampton on Feb 4, 11 12:35 PM
Summation reported on recently by daily tabloid published west of The Canal.
By PBR (4952), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 1:12 PM
Jurors are delibirating - so I guess the answer to all of your questions is "no". It would be hard for Keahon to do all that, as there is no real basis for a "conspiracy". And if there was, the cops are idiots because they were making more $$$ under Kabot than under ATH
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 2:44 PM