East Hampton Man Who Dragged Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Multiple Charges

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Andrew D. Hellman, 37, of East Hampton has pleaded guilty to multiple charges stemming from an incident over Labor Day weekend in 2018 in which he drunkenly dragged an East Hampton Town Police officer with his car.

Online court records show Mr. Hellman, who at one time maintained a Sag Harbor address, admitted to second-degree assault with intent to cause physical injury to an officer, a felony, as well as driving while intoxicated and second-degree reckless endangerment, both misdemeanors. The outcome was the result of a plea deal that also satisfies other charges, including criminal possession of a narcotic with intent to sell.

The original charges stemmed from a September 1, 2018, incident beginning at the 7-Eleven store in Montauk at approximately 4:45 a.m. in which police said Mr. Hellman was intoxicated when he dragged an officer who tried to prevent him from driving away in his sport-utility vehicle; according to the police report, Mr. Hellman then lost control of his vehicle and flipped it over on Montauk Highway. The officer was treated and released from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital that weekend.

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