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Feb 2, 2011 10:15 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

View The Kabot DWI Police Tape

Editor's Note: The audio does not begin until after Ms. Kabot's car is pulled over.
Feb 2, 2011 10:15 AM

Riverhead Town Justice Allen Smith ordered the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office on Tuesday to release to the press copies of a police video shot from the dashboard of the Westhampton Beach Police cruiser on the night former Southampton Town Supervisor Linda Kabot was arrested on September 6, 2009.

The tape details police following Ms. Kabot’s car, pulling her over on Main Street in Westhampton Beach, administering field sobriety tests and her subsequent arrest.

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She is swerving all over the road even driving on the center line a few times and constantly breaking when not necessary, her speech is slurred, she cannot follow simple instructions like keep your head still, she could not walk one foot in front of the other, she became belligerent about the breath test, the cops did everything by the book. There is no conspiracy here. She was DWI
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 11 10:03 AM
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Did we watch the same video?
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 11:07 AM
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V you must not have had the audio playing...

He clearly cannot follow basic instructions even after stating she understands them. She blurts out non-sequitors like "You think I'm driving drunk when I asked my grandmother not to drive my kids to the movies, but now you tihnk I'm intoxicated and driving"

She also refuses to take the test and questions if the police really think she's intoxicated and why they aren't "pulling over all these other people driving by like taxi cabs that ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 11:56 AM
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Nature, yes I had the audio running the whole time and had a different characterization than Razza about what I saw. Overall I don't feel she was swerving all over the road. Her first swerve we see on the video, as the police pull up behind her, is to the right. That was the biggest swerve. It came at the same time that an SUV was cumming from the other direction with their high beams on. She might have swerved to the right because of the lights as she looked away. I don't know. Then she proceeds ...more
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 7:49 PM
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oops coming..not cumming..blushing.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 9:59 PM
she had two drinks. she certainly wasn't smashed. and they extend the testing over and over fishing for a conviction. i think it looks suspicious to me. certainly easy to sympathize with her (and i never voted for her) and her sense of feeling victimized. is there a jury? there should be. if there was i think they'd definitely be sympathetic to here. there is certainly a lot of quota activity on police in southampton and sag harbor and they will go to great lengths to nab someone even if they do ...more
By bay lane resident (4), water mill on Feb 2, 11 10:37 PM
You are ill informed if you are questioning if there is a jury (yes). You don't have to be smashed to to be driving while under the influence.

She claims she had 1-2 drinks at the start, then says she only had 2. Do you not think this could be a lie?

They gave her 3 simple tests and she could not follow the instructions of any. How did they "extend testing over and over fishing for a conviction"? 3 Sobriety tests is S.O.P. for drunken driving suspicion. She was also given ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 9:27 AM
She was definitely set up. I've seen people walk away from a lot worse. If she was a cop, relative of a cop, or a friend of a cop she would have been off scot free. Ask any cop out there and normally they would not give their own boss a ticket for such an infraction. they had it out for her..guaranteed!!
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Feb 3, 11 2:33 PM
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it's obvious the jury saw a different tape!!!!!!
By Bridgehampton (36), Bridgehampton on Feb 4, 11 10:14 PM
finally the truth comes out!!! Should have took a plea linda....
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 2, 11 10:35 AM
I couldn't watch the video - the playback was terrible. It would play about 3 seconds, stop, play a little, stop, etc.
By Rich Morey (378), Brooklyn on Feb 2, 11 11:10 AM
Sounds like a internet connection speed issue or computer hardware issue. You can check your connection speed at: http://www.speedtest.net/
How old is your computer, how does it do streaming other video?
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:01 PM
This is a joke!! Are you kidding how long does it take to determine if someone is drunk...A minute at the most..If you think for a minute after viewing this video anyone with real sense is going to say that Linda was drunk they are NUTS!! It is obvious that she was a target. They followed her for how long prior to pulling her over? When she parked not only did she put her signal on but she parked perfectly! Did everything she was asked to do While the officer stood in front of the camera of course ...more
By mychildmatters (70), SOUTHAMPTON on Feb 2, 11 11:13 AM
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Ms. Kabot, your daughter was DWI
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 11 11:16 AM
Wow, did we watch the same video? Her car was all over the road, she was slurring her words, could not follow the directions, had difficulty with the sobriety tests and was belligerent to the officers. If she was sober, she would have taken the breathalyzer, she obviously wasn't sober.
By RealLocal (76), Bridgehampton on Feb 2, 11 11:19 AM
brilliant!
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 2, 11 2:51 PM
I'm thinking she was a bit tipsy, at the same time the Keystone Cops were a bit bumbling. The refusal of the breathalyzer is also suspect as if she weren't over the limit it could've proved so.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:04 PM
Good point. I too, noticed that the officer "strategically" placed himself in front of the camera. How can that hold up in court?
By beachbum (3), WESTHAMPTON BEA on Feb 2, 11 7:48 PM
Can't wait to see HH defend this one... she has a cop behind her yet can't drive in a straight line and rolls through a stop sign and has to stop abruptly before hitting a couple walking across the street.

Just because you are drunk doesn't mean you're wholly incapable of driving "mychildmatters" it's not like she parallel parked she pulled into an angled parking spot...hardly enough evidence to convince a jury that she was "not drunk".

Ya know what would have been great evidence ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 11:16 AM
The rolling stop sign is the way 90-95% of people handle them, regardless of sobriety or intoxication.

In fairness the couple was jaywalking....
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:06 PM
The cop also rolled the stop sign and then almost hit her when she stopped for the jaywalkers, so it would appear the cops didn't see the people in order to plan ahead for the subsequent stop.
If they had stopped at the stop sign, maybe they would've had the time to see the jaywalkers.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:41 PM
Is that how you deal w/a stop sign when there is a marked cop car behind you? No way... The people were jaywalking (though the were awfully close to a crosswalk and it was an intersection) but as soon as they passed she swerved to go around them and keep going. Again, would you do that if you knew a cop car was behind you and you were sober?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 7:26 PM
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Marked cop cars at night are not that noticeable. It is dark and their lights are slimmer these days. Additionally your rear view mirror is turned away to avoid the glare. Your not checking that often. To me the pedestrians were in the crosswalk. I don't think she knew the cops were behind her until they pulled her over.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 8:15 PM
I don't handle a stop sign like that with no one behind me, let alone a cop. The couple was 50'+ from the crosswalk and as I'm sure you've heard almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades!
I'm guessing with V that she wasn't aware of the police behind her.
The jaywalkers were not even all that close to the crosswalk, watch the video again and pause it if need be, there is no striping anywhere near them.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 12:46 AM
Side note - the best line of this video has to be when she says "I'm Linda Kabot" as if that is supposed to mean something... I wonder if Charlie Sheen uses that same tactic.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 11:19 AM
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"Name's Kabot. Linda Kabot"
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 11 11:30 AM
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"13 one thousand, 14 one thousand, 15 one thousand, 13 onethousand... how many onethousands you want me to do?"

Yea... sober people talk like that.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 11:48 AM
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LOL, I caught that one too!
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:07 PM
She certainly was weaving down Sunset and Main Street. Maybe it was just bad driving.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Feb 2, 11 11:54 AM
Swervy McSwervawitz.

By C Law (354), Water Mill on Feb 2, 11 12:15 PM
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Slurry MsSlurrawitz.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 11 12:24 PM
This should be instructive for those of us that consume alcohol away from home and then wonder how to get back safely.
The answer is: Take a cab.
Need a memory aid?
Take a KAB!
By bluelightning (21), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 12:37 PM
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DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM??? I'M SCHLINDA LABOT, THAT'S WHO.
By SisBoomBonacker (106), Hamptons on Feb 2, 11 12:39 PM
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Is there anyone, anywhere, ever who has uttered the phrase

Do/ Don't you know who I am??? without sounding like a complete idiot? (unless your a Mafia Boss or something)

I mean, what are the possible outcomes.

1. No, the person doesn't know who you are and could care less.

2. Yes, the person knows who you are but could care less?
By C Law (354), Water Mill on Feb 2, 11 1:02 PM
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love it! i never get tired of this
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 2, 11 2:52 PM
1. should have pulled her over on sunset if that was such an egregious swerve
2. It would be nice to have the audio from the pursuit part, not just the stop
By smacw (240), New York on Feb 2, 11 1:03 PM
What information would you have gleaned from having audio during the "pursuit". By continuing to follow her the showed that she continued to not drive in a straight line nor did she stop for a stop sign. Further evidence warranting a traffic stop.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 1:18 PM
After watching the video, I have my opinion as do all of the bloggers on this site. Some will agree with me--some will not. I was just so saddened by the whole video and the way Linda Kabot is being tried by the public rather than a court of law. Those that want to believe she was intoxicated take only that away from the video. Those that want to believe it was a setup will take that away from the video. I personally will wait until all of the facts have been revealed--and let the system do ...more
By Mrs.Sea (268), Sag Harbor on Feb 2, 11 1:08 PM
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So if she was indeed drinking and driving it should simply be overlooked because she is a public figure? She is not being used as an example, she was pulled under suspicion of drunk-driving. She is not a victim.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 11 1:17 PM
I personally have witnessedl politicians, attoreys, policemen, etc. get into a car and drive after drinking. Am I condoning it or saying it should be overlooked--of course not.
By Mrs.Sea (268), Sag Harbor on Feb 2, 11 2:35 PM
um, excuse me - but isn't this part of a trial IN A COURT OF LAW? You make no sense. People have eyes and ears. No one drives like this normally, unless they're texting. no one slurs their speech or can't count or follow simple instructions. C'mon look at the tape
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 2, 11 2:54 PM
Of course the law should not be overlooked because of who the law breaker is.

(Razza exception: Illegal Immigrants are victims of "Evil America", and therefore the law should not be applied to them.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Feb 2, 11 3:24 PM
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Plenty of cops drive drunk and are never and will never be charged, unless they're involved in an accident causing personal injury to another person. This is one of the perks, just like not ever getting traffic tickets and even being able to give PBA cards to friends and relatives which can extend this perk to them as well, at least for tickets. I have seen this work on numerous occasions. Not right, but the way it is.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:15 PM
I would fail that test sober after about 10 minutes of going through those motions on heels.
PS not a Kabot fan
By smacw (240), New York on Feb 2, 11 1:12 PM
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She requested to take the heels off and was granted so... it's even more dubious that she was so wobbly barefoot.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 1:19 PM
Wow, people are simply not paying attention to this video. No high heels are on.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 11 2:19 PM
Of course naysayers will dismiss swervy driving, wobbly balance, inability to follow instructions and refusal of an innocence-proving breathalyzer test in favor of "no audio during the pursuit" or "she used her turn signal - she can't be drunk".

Funny how highhatsize, vehement defender of the Kobot Conspiracy Theory, hasn't posted any comments about the video tape.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 1:13 PM
Again, the complete audio would be helpful, and they should have requested she sit in the car while they went back to theirs.
By smacw (240), New York on Feb 2, 11 1:14 PM
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I'm watching the video on a netbook with lousy video capabilities. When I get to a better computer, I'll watch the whole thing. From what I saw, the WHPD cops had probable cause to pull her over. She crossed the center line and failed to come to a full stop at the stop sign. As for the rest, I'll post my opinion of her sobriety after I see the full video.

It did clarify some other points. The cop WAS patrolling rather than lying in wait. Moreover, I had mistaken the intersection involved, ...more
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 2, 11 1:18 PM
Retracted comments accepted.

Enjoy the rest of the video/audio... that's where the real fun begins!
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 2:08 PM
The video is proof positive that the cops followed protocol and did not treat her any differently than they would have anyone else. The video also makes it clear that Kabot did not give them the same courtesy.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 11 2:21 PM
right. She's a public servant, or she was at the time. If anyone should be supporting cops, it should be the Town Supervisor. yet she's and her defenders are trying to malign the cops - that's even more despicable.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 2, 11 2:59 PM
HH how does "the real salaries" of STPD have any bearing on Ms. Kabot being pulled over and subsequently arrested for DWI?

I know I know, STPD and WBPD are the only 2 depts with 20 year requirements blah blah blah. But Kabot did not have any control or influence over the salaries of WBPD salaries and she was not pulled over or arrested by STPD. With all of your legalise knowledge you should know that any such attempt would result in a sustained objection.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 3:21 PM
Editor: Please note the quality of the transmission of the video from around 9:30 AM to now 1:36 PM has deteriorated especially, in my case, after the 4 minute gap. Its breaking up a lot as opposed to the clear conversation earlier. Can you please look into this.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 1:38 PM
Oops I just saw your note TY. Disreguard.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 1:38 PM
The Southampton Press is a disgrace for putting this up on 27 east. Yes we know its news and it sells papers.
Some of these comments and the press have reached a new low.
This newspaper has become a real rag and slanted in most of the reporting.


By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 1:38 PM
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What is slanted about this? The posted a video with a very short blurb. 27east has never even insinuated Kabot was guilty they have reported the facts.

The video is posted for a variety of reasons - mostly because the public and readers of 27east want it. It's public information that was submitted at trial. Can you elaborate on how tihs constitutes as "a new low"?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 2:06 PM
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Have to agree with Nature - posting the video lets everyone who is interested see what actually happened as opposed to interpreting what was reported. I don't know Ms. Kabot at all nor do I live in Southampton so I think I can be pretty objective when I saw it looks to me that she is drunk.
By Rich Morey (378), Brooklyn on Feb 2, 11 2:12 PM
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Slanted? Nothing can be less slanted than actual video footage.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 11 2:18 PM
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If the tape showed her driving pristinely and acing her field tests you would be crowing about police harrassment... for the last year (18 months?) we've dealt with innuendos about dirty cops, anonymous accusations about a conspiracy with the new town supervisor... and so on. Now you can't handle an unfiltered videotape? Hypocrite.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 2, 11 3:03 PM
if anything the press has been Pro-Kabot... by reporting and printing that "anonymous letter" about phone calls to her political opponents. Remember that one? It's been smoke and mirrors since day 1. what a loser.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 2, 11 9:20 PM
agreed
By ahhhndrea (25), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 10:21 AM
That's a funny comment "sells papers". it's a video of the actual event on a website.

Thank the Southampton Press and 27east.com for spending the money on hosting a video of the ex-Town Supervisor getting pulled over and interrogated by the local police force. This is called Freedom of the Press and is the First Amendment in our Bill of Rights. Ms. Kabot has a right to a trial and is now being judged by a Jury of her Peers. I love this country.
By davidf (325), hampton bays on Feb 3, 11 10:49 AM
Thanks to the freedom of information act this is all legal, llike it or not. I certainly enjoy being able to see our elected officials being held responsible for their personal actions.
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 3, 11 2:09 PM
The Press did a responsible job posting the video-channel 12 news has the video and you tube will have it within hours. How can a video be slanted reporting? it just shows what happened without need for comment. reg rep is upset because it didn't show their customer to be innocent.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Feb 2, 11 2:02 PM
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the people that were crossing the road when she made the left onto main st. were lucky.
By tito (56), e hampton on Feb 2, 11 2:24 PM
They were breaking the law too, technically they were jaywalking....
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:22 PM
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Linda needs a "do over" for Sept 2009. Admit your guilt, take probation for a first time offense and get on with your life.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Feb 2, 11 2:24 PM
Going over the yellow lines occurred in a place where the road was swaying to the left making it easy to do, regardless if one is intoxicated or not. Upon viewing the tape, rolling through a stop sign is not obvious to me. As well, it appears Ms. Kabot was avoiding pedestrians that were too far out into the road. What is the need for two officers to have a pow-wow with the sound portion of the tape diminished? Most importantly, the officer needed to be sure what was recorded on the tape because ...more
By fazool (22), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 2:38 PM
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That's the way it works. If you are pulled over for suspicion of DWI you would face the exact same lighting and tests. If you were innocent, you would blow into the breathalyzer and be done with it.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 11 2:54 PM
What is she guilty of?

One can say:
1. She's an inattentive if not bad driver
2. The counting thing is bad 13, 14, 15, 13....
3. Inability to follow directions hurts

But

1. There is no indication she failed the eye exam and even if she did that does not mean she's intoxicated. It may simply mean she's an older person without great peripheral vision (common for eyeglass wearers)
1A It doesn't help staring into cruiser lights and how they flashed the flashlights ...more
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 2, 11 2:44 PM
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WOW, "Anyone would be hard pressed to hold their leg up for 13 seconds"

Speak for yourself, holding your leg up/out for 13 seconds is a flipping breeze. I've just done it for 30 seconds and got bored.....
We are constantly lowering the physical bar in this nation.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:28 PM
Right, sounds silly on the second read. I should have added I've broken bones in both my feet over the last three years and while I can hold my leg out perfectly straight, I have a nice wobble in either planted foot.

Of course I presumed the world knew that...silly me ;)
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 2, 11 10:59 PM
MY COMMENT WAS BOTH APPROPRIATE AND ON TOPIC MR EDITOR
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 3, 11 1:32 PM
Sorry Hambone! You have a very legitimate reason for finding that test to be difficult.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:06 PM
Yeah but your right...details matter. Ya never knew
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By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:29 PM
Hambone & fazool

She did not follow directions on any of the sobriety tests. She was repeatedly asked to keep her head straight move her eyes but was unable to do so.

She was instructed on how to walk in a straight line and tried to start walking multiple times before the instructions were finished. The officer asked her to take several small steps and turn around after she had walked forward and to walk back. Instead she walks forward, then walks backward (and almost falls ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 2:50 PM
I was very quick to point out she was not stellar at all in following directions. Clearly that works against her. Still as you aptly noted the lights and nervousness may be contributing factors.

The circumstantial evidence is not flattering but let me ask a question. If you did not know the circumstances of the stop and did not hear the audio might you think differently? Would it be possible that because everyone in exchange 288 knows this is a DUI arrest, then we are looking for signs ...more
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 2, 11 5:23 PM
Circumstantial? It is a freaking video of the event!
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 11 5:31 PM
Frankly I would be happy if I were her. If there is no tape than it is merely her word against two officers. Now that there is a tape and it is inconclusive in some opinions, ya'd think the WHB PD just did the defense a favor.

And yes, it is circumstantial and not prima facia because it is open to interpretation (albeit not as much as a lack of witness) but it is not a finger print nor a blow test.
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 2, 11 10:57 PM
Like the breath test that would have proved her innocence. Or the blood test she could have demanded in it's place. Guilty, not just of DWI, but also of gross stupidity and negligence, regardless of what the jury finds.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 11:27 AM
The cop was blocking the camera 90% of the time.

Any good attorney will get that thrown out as evidence.

If I were on the jury based upon what I witnessed in the video I'd vote Not Guilty.

Good Luck to you Ms. Kabot
By Bilge Water (131), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 3:17 PM
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yeah. i suppose the cops also had a remote control unit causing her car to swerve multiple times... and her brakes to fail on that stop sign... and a brain implant that made her forget how to count... It was the cops! By the way, the tape is ALREADY in evidence. Judge ordered it released.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 2, 11 3:56 PM
How does the officer standing in view of the camera result in this not worthy of being evidence? The audio and video is clear - and there are a lot of things that can be gleaned from the video. The attorney may argue it is inconclusive but it certainly is admissible as evidence.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 4:23 PM
That and the fact that the tape was stopped and restarted is against department regulations is good enough for me to acquit.
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 2, 11 5:24 PM
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The camera blocking is part of the bumbling I saw, the stop and restart is troubling if it in fact does go against dept regs.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:31 PM
As a juror, as I look at the video and the officer standing in front of the driver I do not have a good view to judge how well they did on the test or not to determine if they are guilty. The four minute gap to me is also troublesome. It puts the rest of the video in doubt. I can't help but notice that they drive all the way to the station with it on. But shut if off for four minutes. Anyone notice how she was never Miranda'd after her arrest?
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 9:05 PM
Haven't you ever watched "COPS"?

I've never seen the view of the subject impeded by the offecer.

Ever.
By Mr. Z (11845), North Sea on Feb 2, 11 10:39 PM
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That wouldn't make for very interesting tv...and on COPS they have an actual camera man that positions himself for the best shot. This traffic stop was recorded with a camera inside the vehicle...
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 9:29 AM
I've seen plenty of police footage of traffic stops and the officers never stand in front of the camera like that Bozo did. His partner even had to get him a light push with his foot at one point to prompt him to GTFOTW......
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:02 PM
DEAR CONSPIRACY THEORISTS:

@ 00:12:47 on the video tape you hear an audible notification eminating from a cell phone. The noise is synonomous with text messages or e-mail notification. Is it possible that this message/e-mail was a response from a message sent by an officer regarding how they "got" Kabot? I hope Keahon is reading tihs and subpeonas the officers iphones!
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 4:06 PM
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What if the cops put a GPS on her car so they could track her!!!
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:44 PM
That was the audio from the mdt (computer) computer in the police car. You have no clue what u are talking about.
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 2, 11 9:02 PM
of course not.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 2, 11 9:22 PM
...Sarcasm... if you read my posts obv. I'm not in the conspiracy theorist boat.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 9:37 PM
Interesting video. Plenty of room for a verdict either way IMO, Anyone who thinks this case is a slam-dunk either way does not appreciate the nuances of jury trials and jury verdicts. "Reasonable Doubt" is a cumulative and subtle thing.

The rest of the defense evidence will be crucial.

Will there be testimony to contradict the officers' testimony about no "we got her" comments or phone calls?

Did the officers make inconsistent statements before or after this event, and ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 4:16 PM
PBR brings up an excellent point about it being a Jury case. I think if it were just a Judge I would put my money on guilty but somehow the opinions of juries and the opinion of myself are often different.

The video is a big piece of evidence, but there are a lot of other pieces the jury sees that we dont.

Can anyone explain (Officer Terry perhaps) why we don't hear/see the miranda rights being read? I thought that was standard protocol for any arrest
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 4:22 PM
They are only necessary before taking a statement or confession. They may have done that upon arrival at the Precinct.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:35 PM
I noticed the Miranda issue too. Normally, as seen in TV land, they give them when they cuff you. lol.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 9:17 PM
I had no real opinion of whether or not Linda was drunk prior to this video. After watching, I have to say that I think she was. For one she was definitely swerving, and in more than one spot. Secondly, she did NOT make a full stop or even close to it. Third, she absolutely failed the sobriety tests and the arresting officers asking her to take a breathalyzer was completely acceptable. She was moving her head when asked to follow his finger with her eyes. She was unsteady on her feet. She ...more
By ahhhndrea (25), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 4:25 PM
thats exactly what she thought... when she announced "I'm Linda Kabot"... implication being "I am above the law". What a farce this entire episode has become.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 2, 11 9:11 PM
She should know immunity from prosecution doesn't come until you make it to the House of Representatives!
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 12:55 AM
Drunk as a skunk!
By Soundview (89), Hampton bays on Feb 2, 11 4:43 PM
Buzzed not Drunk ...
By Summer Resident (251), Manhattan on Feb 2, 11 4:46 PM
I am going to be busy this winter practicing my toe/heel walk and leg lifts
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 2, 11 5:29 PM
BTW ya know she was going over Turkey bridge to minimize exposure on Montauk Highway. She should have turned left at the Temple. Better yet her defense should be she was on official business trying to figure out where the lechis will go.
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 2, 11 5:30 PM
to Nature:

The "real salaries" are pertinent because they go to motive. If Keahon alleges that the WBPD was cooperating with the STPD to punish Kabot for trying to deflate p.d. salaries, the magnitude of those salaries reinforces his accusation that anger motivated the DWI bust (rather than just s.o.p. traffic patrol.) The same anger that drove the STPD to humiliate Ms. Kabot as Supervisor.

Additionally, even if the jury believes that Ms. Kabot WAS drunk when stopped, if it ...more
Feb 2, 11 5:40 PM appended by highhatsize
Forgot to add re jury nullification that if the jury finds out that the cops are making $$150K/yr. (when they themselves are likely making way less than half that) they could vote not guilty just to express their displeasure with those salaries.
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 2, 11 5:40 PM
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So you are fine with a jury of OUR peers saying she is NOT Guilty (even though they believe she was drunk) to "punish" WBPD?

So, if it were you on trial you would want the Jury to not vote based not on who is guilty but on who they want to "punish"? That's American Justice to you?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 7:33 PM
HH- While I dont agree with you most of the time, I do believe that you have made some intelligent points on other blogs on ths site. On this one, I am completely shocked. You criticize the cops in Southampton for making DWI arrests. This sir, is their job. DWI is a violent crime during which people are killed each and every day n this country. You disgust me, as a person who has had family members and friends killed and injured due to other people's negligence I am shocked at your comments. Visit ...more
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 2, 11 9:09 PM
You claim that SHPD has a "higher percentage of arrests due to DWI" than the average NY police jurisdiction (which you don't cite a source for).

First, how is this a bad thing?

Second, Southampton Town is the Summer mecca for the entire country (not just locally). People literally come from all over the US, Europe, Canada etc. to visit the Hamptons, where they indulge every single night at restaurants, night clubs and private homes. There is a club in Hampton Bays that is ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 9:18 PM
to Clarity:

People who are drunk shouldn't drive. Drunk drivers create carnage. Citizens who choose to drive drunk deserve to penalties that the law has mandated.

That being said, obsession with DWI busts results in cops neglecting the other important aspects of their jobs, pulling over motorists who fit the profile of a drunk driver rather then motorists manifesting uncoordination indicating drunkenness, and using the breathalyzer to certify motorists as drunk who, in fact, ...more
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 12:15 AM
DWI is a violent crime when there are no injuries involved.....
Feb 3, 11 12:57 AM appended by ICE
isn't.....
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 12:57 AM
Jeez, HHS, I have admired most of your posts in the past, but methinks you might have just swerved over the double yellow line and made an incomplete stop!

Most of your proposed "evidence" would be inadmissible in this trial, and the jury nullification argument is a stretch IMO.

TBD after all the EVIDENCE is in.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 6:48 PM
This is ridiculous! MOST ordinary people are not able to balance on one foot while they count up to "eleven-one-thousand"! She was clearly NOT intoxicated! What a joke. She was set up, and the trouble-makers are all going along with it. Get a life, people.
By beachbum (3), WESTHAMPTON BEA on Feb 2, 11 7:47 PM
If you can't stand on one foot and count to "eleven-one- thousand" you should see a doctor. Normal people can do it for over a minute.
By lifesaver (118), speonk on Feb 2, 11 8:54 PM
What a relief. Here I thought I was normal all this time. I'm glad to know I'm abnormal.Truly. Normal is kinda boring...:)
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 9:28 PM
I can do it for over a minute, while sending an email on my iPhone, but I know I'm not normal or so I've been told here.... lol
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 1:05 AM
Since the evidence of extraordinary salaries pertains to the STPD rather than the WBPD, getting it admitted would be tough. I can think of circumstances in which it would be admissible but it depends on the prosecution or one of its witnesses making a mistake.

As for the nullification issue, juries do it all the time. It depends of how p.o.'d they are.

Having still yet to view most of the video, I don't know whether or not Ms. Kabot was drunk. However, I DO approve of jury nullification ...more
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 2, 11 7:50 PM
Re: Jury Nullification it is doubtful if the jury is as PO'd as you are.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 8:51 PM
OK. I've seen the video. Doesn't look drunk; doesn't sound drunk to me.

Without the breathalyzer evidence, it comes down to the cops' opinion. Since they violated standing orders never to turn off the video camera, that and Kabot's apparent sobriety say not guilty to me, even without the conspiracy evidence.

All that is needed is a reasonable doubt.
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 2, 11 8:06 PM
Ditto re Reasonable Doubt.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Feb 2, 11 8:56 PM
What is your obsession with STPD saleries? Did you or one of your kids get passed over for the job? That would explain your hatred for the department. Grow up.
By lifesaver (118), speonk on Feb 2, 11 8:57 PM
Why do you conclude her actions do not point toward intoxication?

Do you not agree that she cannot follow basic instructions?

Has often times incoherent speech filled with non-sequitors and flawed logic (i.e. asking why the police aren't pulling over drunk taxi drivers, and saying how her mother-in-law, err...sisters mother-in-law was stopped from going to the movies?)

Exhibits poor balance during tests even though she is barefoot?

Admits to having 1 maybe 2 ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 9:11 PM
Because property owners and taxpayers have to support these high salaries. And are they really necessary? The police is one of the highest expense for the town. So I think it is natural to keep this cost in check like others.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 9:40 PM
Nature, by chance do you own a little yelllow toy bus? ;)
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 9:50 PM
@ lifesaver:

Seeing as how the "average" taxpayer, LOCAL taxpayer, not some second, or third home owner, probably takes home around 40k a year, and LESS in many cases, I could see the reason for enmity.

"To protect, and serve", does not mean their wallets. Do you really need all those taxpayer dollars in your wallet, if the "worst" never happens, you retire, and your family has been more than provided for? All you are doing by taking roughly three times the average taxpayer's ...more
By Mr. Z (11845), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 6:23 PM
I'm NOT a cop. I work in a hospital and get paid crap.
By lifesaver (118), speonk on Feb 4, 11 8:46 AM
to lifesaver:

All I want is for the real salaries of STPD officers to be published. That hardly seems like an extraordinary request. I think that Southampton taxpayers would be astonished if they knew what STPD officers are taking in.

By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 2, 11 9:06 PM
FOIL them and publish them yourself. Oh wait, then you wouldn't have a talking point on EVERY article
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 9:09 PM
Just curious...what would have happened if when she took off her shoes...she told the two cops to each take one and stick them up their @$$?
I do not see, personally, where law enforcement gets the right to make you do moves like that at 12:30am. i know there is a good chance I would fail them at 8am! No hoops for me please, stick me with a needle...take a little blood.
By c'mon now (46), southampton on Feb 2, 11 9:15 PM
exactly! so if you're not drunk take the test and get on with it. Which kabot kouldn't do.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 2, 11 9:25 PM
It might be considered disorderly conduct and assaulting an officer to boot...
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 2, 11 9:57 PM
The real salaries of STPD is public knowledge. Add overtime and benifits and their actual pay is in line with other police officers on Long Island. Its been stated before - they are well paid for a job well done. Their pay has no bearing on this case or any case. As far as I know they were not even involved in this case.
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Feb 2, 11 10:11 PM
to EastEnd68:

QUOTE:

"The real salaries of STPD is public knowledge."
Untrue.

QUOTE:

"[T]heir actual pay is in line with other police officers on Long Island."

No way to tell.
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 2, 11 11:38 PM
www.seethroughny.net. look for yourself.
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 3, 11 10:14 AM
I think before any movie in Southampton Town they should show this tape.
Were are the comments from her big mouth husband.?
How are the illegal apartments doing at your Aunts house Linda?
Linda after looking at the tape learn how to dress...get a mirror!!
Time to move and change your name,bye, bye Linda
By oldguy (60), hamptons on Feb 2, 11 10:35 PM
Wow, hate much?
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 2, 11 10:59 PM
BTW

Having this video on here is wrong. She's a person with a family and a life. While a public figure that does mean a figure of public ridicule. Like Rex Ryan, you really don't want your kink broadcast to the world now do you?
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 2, 11 11:04 PM
It's public information submitted as evidence in a criminal trial AND took place on a public street. If she was sober - as she claims - what detriment is there to the family?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 11:47 PM
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I think all DUI/DWI videos should be posted here as they are fun to watch and may act as an added incentive not to drink and drive. I'm pretty sure the stocks will no longer pass muster with the 4th Amendment, so this is the next best thing. Besides, Linda always want to make sure things were fully vetted and that's what we're doing here, good old vetting!
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 1:12 AM
I respectfully disagree.

Yes it may be evidence that was seen at a Grand Jury hearing and it may be submitted to trial...but there has been no trial. And until a verdict is rendered, she is presumed innocent. There is still PLENTY of time to cop a plea to a lesser charge or have it dismissed. Just because it could go to trial does not mean it is right for the world to view it.

Frankly it is embarrassing. I for one know if my children were in the car they'd be frightened and ...more
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 3, 11 1:44 PM
Well I think they are interesting to watch and a learning experience. I have learned a few things and can now practice sobriety tests. The follow my finger don't move your head test, the toe to heal imaginary line test when i say go test, the lift one leg and count until i say you can stop test...Are there anymore? Touch your nose with each finger of each hand test? The don't puke on the cop test, wait till your in his car then puke test...
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 3, 11 1:46 PM
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Public officials should be held to a higher standard than those of a regular citizen. This video has every right to be posted for all who voted to see the responsible nature of this now ex-official. Kudos to the Press for posting it.
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 4, 11 2:01 PM
.. I hear that during the "Simon Sez" portion of the test she forgot to say "May I ?". Dude, enough with the cop's salaries, I am begging you !
By William Rodney (561), southampton on Feb 2, 11 11:07 PM
Well, watched the whole video. Two drinks, in three hours, should that be the truth, isn't legally drunk. Also, it's pretty clear she's pi$$ed with the rookie administering the tests. And, she's being arrested for "disorderly conduct"? And what about a blood test, in lieu of a "breathalyzer"?

How many times have you been "looking around", and swerved while sober?

I don't think she sounds loaded, and the officer gives no indication of smelling alcohol on her breath. Usually, ...more
Feb 2, 11 11:08 PM appended by Mr. Z
And, without a doubt, those pedestrians were jaywalking.
By Mr. Z (11845), North Sea on Feb 2, 11 11:08 PM
Z

The cop was not a rookie - even though Linda seemed to think so. He is cut off from responding to her but I believe he was reading a card in regards to the breath test - which I'd imagine is protocol to ensure consistency when the test is given - perhaps someone with more knowledge can chime in.

Blood tests are not given in the field (for obvious reasons) and are administered at the station - she would be given the chance to take one once she arrives there but would need to ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 2, 11 11:46 PM
you need to get a warrant for a blood test. you can't just grab her arm and stick a needle in. and she refused a breathalyzer which would have solved the whole problem... were she not loaded. how idiotic this is.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 3, 11 9:13 AM
Read the latest story, and apparently she refused a blood test as well.

Maybe a paranoid fear that "the dice were rigged"?
By Mr. Z (11845), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 6:15 PM
Just watched it yet again and the cops came closer to Linda car than she did to the jaywalkers, by 5-6 times. Maybe she took off a little quick and swerved around them, because the cops were as close as they were, still not realizing they were cops.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 1:19 AM
I think some of you need to realize what actually transpired. The field tests determine whether or not somebody is under the influence. Observing somebody swerve to the right does not mean they are under the influence. Observing somebody cross the double yellow does not mean they are under the influence. Failing to stop (rolling stop) does not mean they are under the influence. I don't think many officers would stop a person for any one of these.

Swerving left, crossing the double ...more
By diy_guy (101), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 7:11 AM
Ok so based on what your saying she failed all those test and that is why they wanted to move to the breathalyzer? Now I understand how these tests are supposed to work. Are you mentally impaired if you did not understand the instructions clearly?
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 3, 11 8:46 AM
She was drunk. She failed every freaking test. She refused the breathalyzer. "Walk forward nine steps counting each one and then turn around and walk back nine steps" She stumbles forward, not putting one foot in front of the other, her counting not matching her steps and then, instead of turning around, she walks backwards. She is drunk. She is guilty. Will the jury find her guilty? Maybe not, because the defense will have an opportunity to sway them. The video, however, speaks for itself. ...more
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 3, 11 8:51 AM
In my mind the video is inconclusive. Its not so slam dunk as you would characterize it. Different people on here have had different interpretations of it. I think many of the people on here are heavily influenced by our experience of LK as a board member and supervisor. I think a jury is not going to be as sanguine towards her as some imagine or wish.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 3, 11 1:53 PM
Mmmm. "Sanguine".

One of my favorite adjectives!
By Mr. Z (11845), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 6:35 PM
Really? Really? I can't believe what I am reading here. Yes, she failed the field tests and that is why they "wanted to move to the breathalyzer." If you are a the Town Supervisor and you can't follow simple directions, yes you are mentally impaired. And if you are not drunk or buzzed or whatever, you are just plain dumb. Noone can argue that you can't hold a position such as hers without the knowhow and intelligence. Anyone who tries to argue that the counting wrong, not following directions ...more
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 4, 11 2:05 PM
After viewing, I say not guilty.
The DA should drop the charges immediately, stop grandstanding and save the Tax Payers some money. We’re going to need it so we can prepare for the retirement perks that the eighteen Police Officers that protect our 2.9 square mile Village will be entitled to. The “Chief” alone will clear well over $100K a year plus full medical for life. I never liked Linda but clearly she is a victim here. The Village Police, after intimidating her for almost ...more
By Resident (42), Westhampton Beach on Feb 3, 11 7:36 AM
Resident, why didn't you end the trial earlier, you could have saved everyone a lot of money.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 3, 11 8:53 AM
"after intimidating her for almost ...more half-an-hour,"

How did the Police intimidate her? They were curteous, patient and respectful. Right before her arrest they ask her several times if she would like to take the test, they listen to her rants and they say that if she believes she is not intoxicated she can take the breathalyzer test which she refuses and they arrest her. I've had my share of traffic stops and these officers are as respectful as they come.

You really think ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 9:23 AM
ok neil, go back to sleep
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 3, 11 10:18 AM
agreed she did not seem intimidated to me...I give them credit for being so patient when she was being so disrespectful. They were basically telling her listen we have to arrest you if you do not take breathalyzer and she repeatedly kept saying I am going to call my husband to come pick me up. Who ever said that was an option? She did nothing but disregard their authority and they remained calm and patient.
By ahhhndrea (25), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 10:49 AM
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Nature do you think the fact that LK had the courtesy to introduce herself to the officers influence their courtesy and respect towards her? I think it gave them a heads up...Which does not mean I think they would have been disrespectful otherwise.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 3, 11 1:58 PM
Huh? She was being an @$$ by telling them who she was without being asked. She was about to give them her license - they are able to read the name on it. The officers were courteous and respectful because they're good police officers.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 2:11 PM
They are on tape they have to be courteous and respectful or it will reflect poorly on them. I'm going with she was between .06-.11 which leans to the side of DUI, how this will pan out is completely up in the air though.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:15 PM
I think where Linda...being Town Super...was not at all nasty...and only mentioned her name once...showed patience and class...maybe puts her at .01 to .05

Ask yourself... how would Vince or Skippy would have acted?
By c'mon now (46), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:48 PM
Skippy would have offered them a beer
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 8:24 PM
4 minute gap in the tape sounds very Nixonian

Btw, why is the DA going after Kabot and chose not to pursue charges against the councilwoman out in East Hampton who interfered in her son's DWI arrest last Summer?

That incident seems to just have disappeared. POOF! Not had it happened to you or I though. Guaranteed. You'd get slapped with interfering with government administration at the very least. Fact.


bw
By Bilge Water (131), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 9:00 AM
No plea bargains for dwi refusals, thats why. The DA could care less about Slinda Labot, she did this to herself, not she is paying the price, even if she is found not guity, I assure you that Billy Keahon is not working for free. I heard he gets about 500 per hour. Where is HHS on his salary??
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 3, 11 10:21 AM
If she was impaired or drunk then she did a really stupid thing and should pay the same price as the many who have been found guilty of the same crime.
However, the public lynching here is ridiculous. Many of the people posting here who call for tolerance, respect and kindness on other issues have brought their nooses to this party.
By double standard (1506), quogue on Feb 3, 11 10:09 AM
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linda brought it all on herself... and continues to do so
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 3, 11 3:36 PM
Does anyone know what happened to the passerby who was alledged to be running his mouth off at the police during Kabot's stop? The video shows only a man walking a bicycle in the background, but the police's attention do not seem directed to this person at any time. If I recall, this guy was threatened with arrest if he did not leave the area. However, this video does not show it, unless it's in the so called 4 minute gap.
By BruceB (142), Sag Harbor on Feb 3, 11 10:28 AM
He was arrested.
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 10:52 AM
You can hear the officer in the car tell L.K. that the man is being arrested for Disorderly Conduct
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 12:31 PM
to Clarity:

Individual total compensation for police officers should be published by the ST Council as a measure of their competency as managers.

The seethoughny site requires that one know the names of the employees before their salary can be discovered (and it isn't clear that this includes benefits and overtime). I only know the name of two of them, Kevin Gwinn and Patrick Aube, due to their participation in the infamous off-duty, in-uniform mobbing of the ST Council.

So, ...more
Feb 3, 11 10:43 AM appended by highhatsize
Thanks to those posters who pointed me to the seethroughny site. Since its raison d'etre is publishing the cost of government, including the salaries of individual, named civil servants, it would appear to be the perfect agent to winkle out the data on STPD pay. True, "I" failed to uncover relevant information but that doesn't mean it isn't there. My failure could just be the result of ignorance. However, in reading the site, I have discovered that other police departments have withheld information from seethroughny despite legal disclosure obligations. Seethroughny currently has an action pending against the NYCPD for that very purpose. Therefore, in case my failure to discover data on officers Gwinn and Aube is due to the ST Council and the STPD PBA conspiring to withhold the information like the NYPD, (rather than my own ineptitude), I have alerted seethroughny to the absence of the STPD data from its data base. If my suspicions are correct, we may eventually see the relevant data publicly available, although it may take some years. This certainly seems like our best shot. Parenthetically, this would be a wonderful opportunity for those who have accused me of obsessing over STPD remuneration to uncover those reasonable STPD salaries on the site that they claim are public record, starting with Gwinn and Aube.
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 10:43 AM
You're welcome... and all this time you've been saying I'm not helpful! I will assume your apology...
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 12:29 PM
to Nature:

I think "unwilling" rather than "unhelpful".

Mon plaisir.
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 12:58 PM
She was not drunk. When a cop is tailing me, I also tend to swerve because I have one eye on the road and one on my rear view.
By Summer Resident (251), Manhattan on Feb 3, 11 11:20 AM
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It doesn't look good for her, which is a shame. Yet the WHBPD seems to selectively enforce careless driving and DWI, going after high-end sedans and SUVs. Drivers of tricked-out pickups frequently speed and tailgate. I've never seen one pulled over. Ever. My suspicion is that WHBPD gives them a pass because their friends drive tricked-out pickups.
By colonelshousealum (11), westhampton beach on Feb 3, 11 11:30 AM
Your not alleging that people with expensive cars can afford to hire local lawyers that can make these problems go away?
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:11 PM
Your not alleging that people with expensive cars can afford to hire local lawyers that can make these problems go away?
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:11 PM
Don't know if the tricked-out pickups are the friends of the cops or if they just realize they are rarely in accidents and are usually good ol boys who deserve a pass! Stir, stir, stir..... hehehe
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:22 PM
dude, she was driving a Toyota Corolla, not a bmw or a mercedes. High end car?? I Think not
By Clarity (65), Whb on Feb 3, 11 2:35 PM
more idiocy... the cops caused her to swerve because they were following her. yeah right. now they are out to get people in high emd cars... only linda was driving a toyota. you'll try any excuse or reason not to admit whats on the tape: a drunk driver, arrogantly asking cops "do you know who i am", refusing or unable to pass simple field tests, and then trying to blame those cops and the media for her troubles... all she had to do was take the test
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 3, 11 3:40 PM
It's not just WHBPD.. It's ALL Small Towny/Village PD out here.. High horses don't work in small towns, too many connected ears... How many of these officers attended college outside of the academy?
We hear of cops that cheat on their wives, even share common partners, all in their quest to emulate all the Boston cop movies they have stuck in their head. I've even heard of cops with questionable second earnings, come on now.. The Sopranos are done with, so be done with him!
Anyone can be ...more
By The Royal 'We' (199), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 11:44 AM
This is all an outrage. She may have had a few glasses of wine, but she was in no way "too drunk", and yet she is being hung out to dry as if she slammed into a day care center full of innocent children!

It sure looks like they were trying to get her on something...let's say, reciprocating for her actions toward the police dept. when she was in office? I don't know, but whatever the reason, she is being treated highly unfairly, by the media, the lawyers and by us for salivating over this ...more
By Jan (25), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 12:10 PM
what basis is there for "throwing it out of court"? Linda WANTED It to go to Trial.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 12:31 PM
Throw her's out, right after my created case, thank you very much.. I'm 6'2", you think two drinks intoxicated me? Definitely not. Did I get pulled over for leaving The Publick House after dark..? Most certainly.. For crossing a double yellow line, where there IS NONE... And, I have two witnesses to testify, are they worth anything..? No, because they're not cops..
Rest assured, the Authoritarian Tax Revenue Rescue Squad is hard at work! Protecting their future wages...
This town has become ...more
By The Royal 'We' (199), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 12:36 PM
Wow, do you really think the cops are out to make more paperwork for themselves? Did you blow? Your height has nothing to do with your blood alcohol level. Your weight does. Even a 200lb man would be legally intoxicated if he consumed 2 drinks in one hour. It's science. Good luck with your imaginary superpower tax revenue blah blah blah, let me know how that works out for ya!
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 3, 11 2:06 PM
Thank you for calling the weight into play as that 200lb man can be 4'6" or 6'9" the weight is the factor at play there. Do consider that a 200lb man having 2 drinks on a full stomach won't blow the same # as one with an empty stomach. Also the type of drink has a lot to do with it as well, are we talking Beer, Wine, Liquor or Moonshine?
Keep in mind Beer generally ranges from 3-6%, Wine 7-14%,
Liquor 17-75%.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:32 PM
Excellent Point. If you drink 2 cans of bud light, that's a lot different than 2 pints of guiness but your answer to the question "did you have anything to drink tonight" would be the same.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 9:32 AM
Just an fyi. The breathalyzer statute and the DWI statute refer to separate crimes. The breathalyzer law makes it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher and also illegal to refuse to take the test. The statute doesn't give a reason for this, it simply states it. The punishment for the (infraction[?], misdemeanor[?]) of refusal to take the breathalyzer is loss of one's driving license for a year. It is what is called a "statutory crime" and applies irrespective of the DWI ...more
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 12:48 PM

"Of course, her conviction of refusal to take a breathalyzer is evidence of DWI but the former charge doesn't depend on a judicial finding of the latter"

Why should someone be forced to submit to testing under false pretenses? And, be assumed guilty due to the lack of evidence...? I have my rights.. I have my right to not submit to a breath analyzer, I also can enjoy my year off of leisure driving. Why, because I exercised my rights to not submit?
By The Royal 'We' (199), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 1:37 PM
look at the tape. there were no false pretenses here.
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 3, 11 3:43 PM
Drinking and driving is against the law. Tens of thousands of people die each year at the hands of a drunk driver. Drunk driving cannot be tolerated. The police did good work here.
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 1:08 PM
400,000 die from cigarette smoking related diseases....

Yet, marijuana is illegal, with not a single death attributable to it!
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:36 PM
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I have been followed before by cops, and they ALWAYS "run" your plates via the computers in the squad car long before they pull you over. Once they punch in your plate #, in about 1 minute they have your name (who the car is registered to) your address and any other background info that may be useful (for instance, prior DWI's). So of course the cops knew they had Linda Kabot even before they pulled her over. Question: is this why there is a blackout of any audio transmissions in the car while they ...more
By AARGHHH (12), Hamptons on Feb 3, 11 1:20 PM
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She failed to maintain her lane and rolled through a stopsign - the cops should have pulled her over regardless of if they knew who she was or not.

I highly doubt it's SOP to run the plates of a car prior to stopping it (with the exception of vehicles that use license plate readers, of course). This wasn't a witch hunt and my guess is there wasn't audio because there was no reason to have audio on. Once they approached the vehicle the audio started which is when you need it.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 2:07 PM
"I highly doubt it's SOP to run the plates of a car prior to stopping it (with the exception of vehicles that use license plate readers, of course)."

Stick to land use and environmental topics, as they are your particular area of expertise. For real your navigational knowledge of the Town website is amazing!

As for running the plates, they most certainly do, it gives they a heads up about what/who they may be encountering. Sometimes you see a cop get up on someone then back off ...more
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:43 PM
ICE - thanks for the kind words! Nice of someone to acknowledge my abilities...

As for the license plate thing - I still doubt it but am no expert and could see the logic behind it (especially if there is a second officer in the car). My thought process was whenever I'm pulled over they still ask a littney of questions about outstanding tickets, vechile ownership, previous arrests etc. so I would assume if they looked up the plate they would know that. However, I (now) realize that the ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 2:52 PM
As an avid scanner listener...you give !00 % false information. Most stops first involve the plate number and state, along with his location. ( Road and Crossroad.) After he approaches the car, he returns to the police cruiser. He can then use his computer or many times they switch to the secondary frequency to run a 45 or 45A on the driver.....which he gets from your Drivers ID.

Sometimes...but not often they will run the plate first.
By c'mon now (46), southampton on Feb 3, 11 7:09 PM
this tape makes the police look bad. she is not intoxicated .the cops had their hi beams on . a woman alone should be scared when a car is following you in that manner.Its her right to resuse the test.And why didnt they let her call her husband? oh yea we dont want a witness to this set up.
By banjack (45), port jeff on Feb 3, 11 1:25 PM
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"we don't want a wtiness" Uh... they had it all recorded on videotape (except the missing minutes where L.K. just stood there).

The cops wouldn't let anyone ever call their spouse in this situation. It's not like she requested an attorney (which even then might have been ignored until she got to the station). What would her husband have done?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 2:03 PM
Cops always have their high beams on when pulling someone over. Would you like to see the person you are pulling over in the middle of the night? I would. You don't get to call someone until you get to jail, watch a little law & order and you will understand Jack. No setup here, sorry your holier than though supervisor let you down, again.
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 3, 11 2:11 PM
You watch too much tv. blinding someone with high beams is never ok yes even if your a cop. and if you think they will you make your phone call at jail think again, only when they are ready this way they can say you sobered up.stop watching tv and live in the real world.
By banjack (45), port jeff on Feb 3, 11 2:23 PM
its not her right to refuse the breathalyzer. doing that is in and of itself a crime... which is the whole point of this. she didnt have to take the test!
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 3, 11 3:46 PM
WOW! I could only read 1/3 of your ignorant comments regarding her not being drunk. Are you kidding me? You don't have to be a cop to realize that she was intoxicated. Drunk or smashed? Maybe not, but definitely above the legal limit. What you people don't realize is that 2 drinks in one hour makes you impaired in the eyes of the law.

Go back and listen to her counting while standing on one leg. Hard to do sober? Sure. The point of the test is to see how quickly you react when ...more
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 3, 11 2:00 PM
The sister's birthday party, was a reply to where she was. Ever been pulled over? The cops always ask where you're coming from and where your going.... not that it's really any of their business in a basic traffic stop, but it is SOP.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:47 PM
I get it. But was there a need to keep saying it? Was there a need for her to tell the cops 4 times (only asked the question once)?
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 3, 11 5:31 PM
to estendgolf:

QUOTE:

"The eye movement test here is key, you can't food your retinas."

I believe that you are referring to the gaze nystagmus test which only indicates that alcohol has been consumed but not how much. Since Supervisor Kabot admitted to drinking some wine, its use was pointless.
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 9:21 PM
It's use was not pointless - she was unable to keep her head straight which was an instruction that she claimed she understood. Sobriety field tests don't just test if you can do the task, they test if you can follow instructions, do the physical task and do mental tasks at the same time (like counting while walking)
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 9:29 AM
the validity of the horizontal gaze nystagmus test for use as a field sobriety test for persons with a blood alcohol level between 0.04-0.08 is supported by peer reviewed studies and has been found to be a more accurate indication of BAC than other standard field sobriety tests. As a rule of thumb, a person's blood alcohol concentration can be estimated by subtracting the angle of onset from 50 degrees. Therefore, a person with an angle of onset of nystagmus at 35 degrees has a blood alcohol concentration ...more
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 4, 11 1:54 PM
Hey guy (EEGolf) are you still drunk from being pulled over in EH.
By reg rep (408), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:29 PM
Yet another intelligent response. You may think an appropriate post from someone who went through this would be to jump on the anti cop bandwagon. However, I learned a very valuable lesson that night in EH. Don't do anything that will give them a reason to land you in trouble. Haven't had a problem since. So in a way, I am fortunate to have had this experience when I did. And if you re read my post, you will see that I was convicted of nothing. Nice try Reg Rep.
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 3, 11 5:38 PM
You dont know the law.She did not fail the tests and for the breatherlizer tell me who callibrates the breathlizer,answer that and you will find out why you should not take it.
By banjack (45), port jeff on Feb 3, 11 2:31 PM
Please explain how you have determined "she did not fail the tests"

As for calibration - that could be and would be questioned in court. It is an absurd idea that all breath tests are flawed and make people appear intoxicated when they in fact are not.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 2:49 PM
gulty people pay the salary of the cops through fines get it now?
By banjack (45), port jeff on Feb 3, 11 2:56 PM
she didnt take the test, genius. thats why she was charged!
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 3, 11 3:32 PM
Hey Banjack, here's a little quote from you I found in the archive. I thought you were arguing against breathalyzers.....

..."could not have said it better.put breathalyzerson all cars.these people will complain that the fines are not enough but put an end to dwi well we dont want to go that far.if we do that then terer will be no drunk drivers will there. problem sloved." Jun 25, 10 3:00 PM

By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 3, 11 5:47 PM
Ive seen people walk away from a lot worse. She was set up. No cop would give their boss a ticket for the condition she was in. They had it out for her.
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Feb 3, 11 2:35 PM
She isn't their boss dude! VILLAGE of Westhampton Beach Police. She was Supervisor of Southampton TOWN.
By ICE (1214), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 2:49 PM
Have you ever heard of the brotherhood?
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Feb 4, 11 12:34 PM
The 4 minute gap was the time period wherein the cops busted the bicycler. That interchange would have been worth hearing. A comment by a passerby man-in-the-street observing what he perceived to be a bogus bust results in his being busted himself for his opinion. That really stinks. Unless he actually laid hands on the cops, they wildly exceeded their brief. Just another example of "overzealous", not to say autocratic behavior. It's s.o.p. these days.

I wonder if Keaton will call ...more
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 3:00 PM
and people belive she was not set up. they took care of a witness.a.k.a the bicycler and took away his right to free speach.
By banjack (45), port jeff on Feb 3, 11 3:15 PM
Based on the film. If the cops were busting the cyclist during the gap, LK would have been focusing on that. During this period she is seen looking at waht is going on in the car and in the air.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 3, 11 4:32 PM
Yea good luck calling a witness who was drunk at the time and charged with disorderly conduct. What would he even have to say?
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 8:14 PM
Oh and he was arrested once Linda was in the squad car - you can hear L.K. and the officer talking and he tells her the guy is being arrested for D.C.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 8:19 PM
to V. Tomanoku:

I think that you are confused. There is a four minute JUMP in the time stamp at the top right of the video. No one could know what Linda Kabot was doing during those missing minutes. It's not just an audio gap.
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 9:26 PM
There is an interesting post on the 631 yuku forum on the Kabot trial. (I would post a link but the Press would just delete it.) In it, a former inspector relates that his procedure while a patrol officer was to follow a car long enough for its driver to commit a traffic infraction, as he inevitably would, and then pull him over for a DWI test.

He admits that DWI busts were what got him promoted to inspector. Unless you have a rabbi or a hook, he writes, the only way to do it is to rack ...more
By highhatsize (4216), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 3:14 PM
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My experience with a side of the road breakdown in SH has been different. The officer tried to help me as much as he could. And only left after I called the auto club.
In general, i do agree with you about feeling targeted. The stalking is infuriating. The worst for me for this kind of behavior is in SH village. That is a reason I advocate against centralizing all activities and shopping there.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:23 PM
I have to disagree as well.

More than once, a cop happened by when I was out of gas, or had a flat.
By Mr. Z (11845), North Sea on Feb 3, 11 7:06 PM
Well in this case the officers didn't have to follow her for too long did they? She swerved over the double yellow - didn't stop at a stop sign and failed to maintain her lane again... and she admitted to drinking at least two glasses of wine.

If the cops were simply fishing - they're d@mn good at it.
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 3, 11 8:21 PM
look at the tape! she made about 6 infractions... the fact that they let her drive longer was beneficial - if it were just an innocent mistake she would have only done it once. since when is it illegal for cops to patrol the steets?
By littleplains (305), olde england on Feb 3, 11 3:31 PM
i think it is a real challenge to determine if linda cabot was legally drunk from this tape. i don't think it is as obvious as others on this site seem to think.

if one has weak ankles it would be difficult to stand on one foot. if one has balance issues it might be difficult to walk heel to toe. but most important, none of her tests are visible given the girth of the young cop in front of the camera.
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also, if you ask me, the cops, driving back to the station, swerved way more ...more
By concerned east ender (49), Sag Harbor on Feb 3, 11 3:49 PM
How about being able to count from 13 to 16 without going back to 13? Do you think a town supervisor shoud be able to count? I do. Maybe she had weak ankles and weak math skills too.
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 3, 11 5:39 PM
This counting thing is so insignificant. A fly on a elephants ass.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:26 PM
AFter seeing the financial state of Southampton Town after Linda left...you've got the gonads to ask if she can count? Where were you when we needed you!
By c'mon now (46), southampton on Feb 3, 11 7:25 PM
Hmmm.....this is starting to stink to High Hell. Why was Anna T.H. called on this night - was she supposed to drive over and bring Linda home? Take her for some coffee to sober her up? If police officials tipped Anna T.H. and told her that she basically won the election that was coming up because of this, then it's guaranteed Linda's case will be THRONE out of court!
By AARGHHH (12), Hamptons on Feb 3, 11 3:49 PM
guilty
By Bestmod (8), southampton on Feb 3, 11 4:02 PM
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Funny how the cop calling ATH means nothing as far as whether LK was intoxicated. But somehow it means everything. Odds of an acquittal just skyrocketed.
By CoweeDewey (110), East Quogue on Feb 3, 11 4:07 PM
Yup. I'd say odds of acquittal are now 10-1 in favor of Linda. The cops screwed the pooch on this one.
By AARGHHH (12), Hamptons on Feb 3, 11 4:13 PM
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Hopefully this pooch wont come back and bite us on the butt when she starts he lawsuits. Hope the insurance is paid up.
By V.Tomanoku (790), southampton on Feb 3, 11 6:30 PM
Yea, at least 10-1 in favor of acquittal. Somebody lied. Read old article below!
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From:
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 ...more
By BruceB (142), Sag Harbor on Feb 3, 11 4:34 PM
IF ANYTHING THANKS FOR THE TOUR, ITS BEEN A LONG TIME I SEEN THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY.
By MACDADDY (49), SOUTHAMPTON on Feb 3, 11 4:41 PM
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When arrested I had no doubt of her guilt. However the tape is inconclusive. It shows a very nervous person just having been pulled over. (we all get nervous, jumpy and lose concentration when pulled over). This tape can be spun based on your bias. A jury most likely will not be convinced. As far as swerving goes: she was checking out the happenings in the town, Maybe looking for a date. What was the urgency to call ATH that night. If not a deliberate conspiracy than a spontaneous one.
By kpjc (161), east quogue on Feb 3, 11 4:45 PM
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By Erok, Southampton on Feb 3, 11 5:29 PM
As former law enforcement, I can tell you that those two cops are a couple of goofballs. The right course of action would have been to let Linda call her husband to drive her home (as she suggested). I was very impressed that Linda at no time used the "Do you know who I am?" routine. It is very difficult to suppress an urge like that and I commend her for not doing that. It shows that she has her head screwed on right. I was also impressed at how polite she was to the officers. She even asked permission ...more
By Zorro (66), Southampton on Feb 3, 11 10:43 PM
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I wonder what the reaosn is for being a "former law enforcement" officer with an attitude toward drunk driving like that.

She DID play the "do you know who I am card" by telling the officers "I'm Linda Kabot" within 30 seconds of them approaching the vechile (They didn't care who she was).

As a "former law enforcement" officer can you please enlighten us regular joes as to how she "passed" those sobriety tests when she couldn't follow basic instructions (after telling the officers ...more
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Feb 4, 11 9:25 AM
What comes around goes around.
By patrickstar (67), hampton bays on Feb 4, 11 8:06 AM
Typical Linda - giving orders the whole time, even after she was handcuffed! Why can't that woman ever learn to keep her mouth shut? She's her own worst enemy.
By Uniblab (24), Water Mill on Feb 4, 11 8:18 AM
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Was'nt there another arrest at the scene of Linda's stop. If you listen to the audio at the end of the tape one cop assures Linda that the other will check to see if her car was locked. I thought I read that there was a male who injected himself into this situation and as a result got himself arrested. Where is the video with that on it.
And not for nothin the video might show she MIGHT have been impaired but not exactly how much. She has "paid" for not blowing by not driving for one full year. ...more
By Bob Schepps (77), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 10:28 AM
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The person of interest you are speaking about is a male walking a bicycle who can be seen on the sidewalk at the location Kabot parks her vehicle. He is in the video throughout most of the stop. Who he is, what he saw, what he did is unknown. I am sure the defense interviewed him. Maybe he was not called to testify for credibility issues, who knows. It is odd that at no time, did the wireless mic the cop was wearing, pick up any audio from this subject. Remember, for a Dis Con arrest, he had to ...more
By BruceB (142), Sag Harbor on Feb 4, 11 11:21 AM
The picks:

Kabot acquittal.
Green Bay 27-Steelers 23. SB MVP Aaron Rogers.


By CommonSense (71), Southampton on Feb 4, 11 10:48 AM
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Agree with your GB pick, not the acquittal. Go Pack!
By eastendgolf (28), Manorville on Feb 4, 11 2:14 PM
Aye Matey......... Kabot will walk. Because the police procedure did not fit; they must acquit!
By AARGHHH (12), Hamptons on Feb 4, 11 4:01 PM
AHOY! 4:30 PM - just acquitted of all DWI charges. Called it!
Roscoe, where's my 50 spot?????
By AARGHHH (12), Hamptons on Feb 4, 11 4:35 PM
I guess the police are guilty of SOMETHING.....
By DJ9222 (85), southampton on Feb 4, 11 5:44 PM
So all of you fine folk that d**med her man up and admit you were wrong.

For those who thought this spectacle was good clean fun, maybe you see it my way that she was a public spectacle and now she is NOT GUILTY.



By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 4, 11 11:54 PM
Not guilty does not means she was not DWI. It only means she won't suffer a legal penalty.
By Noah Way (450), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 11:23 AM
We stopped her water from flowing?
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 6, 11 11:44 AM
had to do that to avoid the censor....but I like the way you think
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 12, 11 8:43 PM
I posted that 2/4...It is dawning on 2/6 and no one has the marbles to say "ya. know I might have been wrong in damning her"

Cowards
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 5, 11 10:58 PM
You know I might have been wrong in damning her, but she was definitely driving drunk!
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 6, 11 6:39 PM
OK I'll buy that!
So far you are the only one to even address my point
By Hambone (514), New York on Feb 7, 11 9:15 AM
After viewing the tape, the first thing I felt was that Linda drove very well and stopped perfectly , even remembering to turn off her signal light after she was pulled over. The two "officers" looked like two boys who had just hit the jackpot ! The instructions givem during this so-called sobriety test were confusing at best, I thought Linda did very well during the entire test, re,membre there is definitely an intimidation factor whenever anyone is pulled over and she was remarkedly poised throughout ...more
By Bill in Riverhead (190), Riverhead on Feb 6, 11 7:00 AM
As someone who had Ms. Kabot pegged as guilty from the start, after watching video can clearly see she was innocent of DWI. She did swerve soewhat and may have been just under leagl limit for DWI. But since she refused a breathalyzer test, she should lose her license for one year as there is no leeway on that charge.
Are these policemen always such buttholes? They seem more interested in showing their AUTHORITY and DOMINANCE! Found it interesting that p0olice officer blocked camera view ...more
By Walt (292), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 12:25 PM
Take nine steps forward "turn around" and take nine steps back and she freaking walked backwards. Watchmy finger with your eye and "don't turn your head" but she turns her head three times! Did you watch the tape with the sound off and the video window darkened?
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 6, 11 6:43 PM
From the re-run of Terminator II this evening on AMC 43:

"It's in your nature to destroy yourselves."
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Feb 6, 11 8:44 PM
"I'd like to share a 'revelation' that I've had, during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species. I realized, that, you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment. But, you humans do not. You move to an area, then you multiply, and multiply, until every natural resource is consumed. The only way you can survive, is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this ...more
Feb 7, 11 6:03 PM appended by Mr. Z
that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus."
By Mr. Z (11845), North Sea on Feb 7, 11 6:03 PM
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
- Sir Winston Churchill
This is for Razza
By jose1 (28), southampton on Feb 7, 11 2:48 PM
Ah, I love Churchill quotes. Here's one for you

"It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations."

Winston Churchill

By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 7, 11 3:19 PM
Did the nurses teach you how to use google?
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 8, 11 4:53 PM
Faux Razza I know lol ...When I hi jacked philathomes avatar to prove the point the press scrubed my accout in 2 days but Razza 51 is on 263 comments. Bias?
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 8, 11 2:34 PM
Fear, is often traded, or even confused with respect.

Seems, you may have confused bias, with respect.

However, I could be wrong...
By Mr. Z (11845), North Sea on Feb 9, 11 8:13 PM