An East Hampton Town trustee was charged with drunken driving and his driver’s license was suspended over the weekend, officials said Monday.
John Tyler Armstrong, 30, of Amagansett, was stopped by police on Saturday about 3 a.m. after they saw him driving a 1999 Subaru Legacy at 62 mph on Cedar Street, where the speed limit is 30 mph, East Hampton Town police said.
Armstrong failed roadside sobriety tests, police said, and he was taken to police headquarters in Wainscott, where he was held until his arraignment hours later before East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana.
Police said Armstrong was charged with driving while intoxicated and failure to keep to the right of pavement markings.
Armstrong, one of nine town trustees, was not available for comment on Monday.
The East Hampton Town Justice Court clerk said Armstrong pleaded not guilty, and Rana ordered him released without bail, requiring him to return to court on May 25.
Rana said his license suspension would be in effect until the case was adjudicated, but she said he could be eligible for a hardship license that would allow him to drive to and from work, according to the court clerk.
Armstrong, a Democrat, is in his first two-year term as a trustee after being elected in 2015. He is running for re-election this fall.
In February he was crowned Mr. Amagansett, in an annual talent competition and charitable event that spoofs female beauty pageants and has only men as contestants.