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Jul 19, 2023
(SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y.) – Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond A. Tierney today announced the indictment of Tayquan Mayo-Dunmore, 30, of Bellport, who is accused of driving and crashing his all-terrain vehicle (ATV) while intoxicated, causing serious physical injuries to his passenger. “This defendant allegedly operated an ATV while intoxicated, with a suspended license, and caused serious injuries to his passenger,” said District Attorney Tierney. “ATVs can be dangerous if not operated safely and on proper terrain, and they absolutely do not belong on our roadways in Suffolk County.” According to the investigation, on June 10, 2023, at approximately 8:00 p.m., Mayo-Dunmore was allegedly intoxicated and driving a Kawasaki ATV on Bellport Avenue in Bellport. MayoDunmore allegedly crashed the ATV causing it to flip over, and his passenger to be thrown off it. The passenger hit her head and suffered severe head trauma requiring her to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was placed in an induced coma. Law enforcement later determined that Mayo-Dunmore’s New York State driver’s license was also suspended at the time he was operating the ATV. 2 On July 7, 2023, Mayo-Dunmore was arraigned on the indictment before Supreme Court Justice, the Honorable Richard Ambro, for: ? Three counts of Vehicular Assault in the First Degree, Class D felonies; ? Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, a Class E felony; ? Driving While Intoxicated, a Class E felony; and ? Two counts of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle in the First Degree, Class E felonies. Justice Ambro ordered Mayo-Dunmore be held on $25,000 cash, $50,000 bond, or $250,000 partially secured bond during the pendency of the case. Mayo-Dunmore is due back in court on August 9, 2023, and is being represented by Steve Wilutis, Esq. This case is being prosecuted by Acting Deputy Bureau Chief Laura Newcombe of the Vehicular Crime Bureau, with investigative assistance from Detective David Leath of the Suffolk County Police Department’s Fifth Squad.

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