TODAY'S PAPER
22° Good Afternoon
22° Good Afternoon
Long IslandCrime

Sheriff: Woman orders breakfast from jail booth, gets handcuffs

Lizabeth Ildefonso was operating the 2007 Nissan without a license.

Lizabeth Ildefonso, 44, of Jamesport, faces impaired driving

Lizabeth Ildefonso, 44, of Jamesport, faces impaired driving and other charges after trying to order breakfast at the Suffolk County jail's security booth on Friday, the Sheriff's Office said. Photo Credit: Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office

Talk about making a wrong turn.

Lizabeth Ildefonso, 44, drove up to the window and ordered a breakfast sandwich on Friday, officials said.

Simple enough, right?

What the Jamesport woman got was led away in handcuffs.

That’s because the window she approached about 10 a.m. wasn’t at some fast-food joint; it was the security booth of the Suffolk County jail in Riverhead, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Deputy Sheriff Yvonne DeCaro informed the driver that the location did not process drive-through food orders. Nonetheless, Ildefonso insisted she wanted a “bacon, egg and cheese” sandwich, according to the release.

During the discussion, DeCaro observed that the woman’s eyes were glassy and her pupils were dilated, not to mention she had “white powdery residue in her left nostril,” police said.

A further check revealed Ildefonso was operating the 2007 Nissan without a license.

Ildefonso performed poorly on the field sobriety test, and she was charged with felony driving while impaired by drugs and driving without a license, officials said.

The driver consented to a blood test and the results are pending, the sheriff’s office said. She was slated to be arraigned Saturday at Southampton Town Justice Court.

The deputy had just attended the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement training.

“It apparently was put to good use today, although the surrounding circumstances were a little unexpected,” officials said in the release.

Latest Long Island News