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Cops: Mom Arrives at Daughter's Arrest, Is Arrested Herself

Southampton Village police said mother drove with a suspended license to scene of teen's arrest.

When a Southampton teenager was pulled over Monday and found to be driving with a suspended registration and in possession of marijuana, her mother made the mistake of driving to the scene in a vehicle that also had a suspended registration, according to police.

Southampton Village police said that a 19-year-old woman was being arrested at 11:46 a.m. Monday when her 49-year-old mother showed up. Not only did the mother's car have a suspended registration, the mother had a suspended license, police said.

Both women were charged with driving with a suspended registration, a misdemeanor. The daughter was additionally charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and the mother was additionally charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor.

They were released to appear in court on a later date, police said.

The women's identities are being withheld because Southampton Patch does not publish the names of defendants when the top charge is a misdemeanor suspension.

Erika January 23, 2013 at 04:58 PM
LOL Serious??
Jaguar-Guy January 23, 2013 at 07:06 PM
I would think marijuana posession would be the higher of the 2 charges - but that's just me.
Jaguar-Guy January 23, 2013 at 07:07 PM
I would think marijuana possession WAS the higher charge.
Christian Benitezhapp January 23, 2013 at 07:28 PM
Before you post an article like this, you should probably make sure that you have the correct information. Neither the daughter nor her mother were arrested. They had both of their cars registered, so "suspended registration" is indeed false. They were simply given tickets and that was that. They left right after. Nice try though!!
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) January 23, 2013 at 07:46 PM
One doesn't need to be brought to the police station to be placed under arrest. One can be arrested on scene, charged, and released with a field appearance ticket to be arraigned at a later date. And the police did not say that the vehicles had no registration — they said the registrations were suspended. If the charges are dropped or reduced, and the defendants provide Patch with a certificate of disposition, I can write an update noting that. The information in the article came directly from the Southampton Village Police Department. If the police falsely reported that the defendants were charged with having suspended registrations, and the defendants can provide copies of their appearance tickets that show that, I can write a retraction.
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) January 23, 2013 at 08:14 PM
Unlawful possession of marijuana is only a violation, rather than a misdemeanor.
Christian Benitezhapp January 24, 2013 at 02:16 AM
This article infuriated me..... The moral of the story, don't have any financial problems, and try to help your child out of a jam.... This isn't even proven fact - have the people in question already been tried by a judge???? Or is that something that everyone forgot.... Innocent until PROVEN guilty..... All this proves is that - regardless of this mothers motor vehicle situation, she went and tried to help her daughter...... This article is pointless, and makes an already vulnerable family, have more stress and concerns to worry about...... It's very easy to judge when you aren't in someone's shoes - and maybe this whole article should be rewritten..... Maybe the spin should be a mother trying to help her daughter, not - oh wow - BOTH cars are unregistered...... This was a cheap shot -----> maybe you guys should look into why the family may have some turmoil...... Instead of capatilizing on other people's misfortune..... Sad sick world.... I wish that family nothing but the best..... So many kids today don't even have parents to help them..... So sad.... And maybe when the court trial is over, THEN people should be made out to be guilty preditors......
The Beav January 24, 2013 at 03:50 AM
The police are doing their jobs. And they catch a lot of more serious criminals doing it. So stop crying. If she had enough money to buy weed, she had enough to register the car.
Amy A January 24, 2013 at 04:34 AM
Christian, I totally understand what you say, but do realize that no names were published at all. Something rare in journalism these days. Thank you patch.
Jaguar-Guy January 24, 2013 at 12:10 PM
I retracted my comment about the names - understanding it was not a DWI charge regarding the daughter, only possession (still bad for a 19 year old). Thanks Brendan. I agree with Amy that it is rare when names ARE withheld. I have seen Riverhead Online publish the names of minors (terrible and unethical). To understand Christian, however - are you saying that they do not have $ to pay their registrations, and they get a pass?? If so that is ridiculous. What would then prevent them from NOT paying their car insurance too ?? Is that their next bill not to be paid. If so, don't drive.
Jaguar-Guy January 24, 2013 at 12:19 PM
"Fat, Stupid and Lazy is not the way to got through life son".
Hope and Change January 24, 2013 at 02:09 PM
boring town.
Young People January 27, 2013 at 07:05 PM
You ever hear the saying "You don't know what you don't know"? Well, you don't know what you don't know. It is the job of the person who doesn't want any attention or judgement to stay out of trouble you big dummy. Signed, someone who has had to learn that lesson the hard way.
Andrea Gurvitz January 27, 2013 at 07:57 PM
No names makes it benign compared to another pub that reported names.

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