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Crime Report: Man Killed Outside Farmingville Bar, Medford Drunk Driver Hits Cop Car

Local News, Crime

Mastic Beach man fatally shot during bar fight, 45-year-old woman accused of DWI

Man Killed Outside Farmingville Bar
Police say that 25-year-old Randall Hollman was killed during a bar fight outside the Empire Bar and Lounge in Farmingville early Saturday morning. Hollman, a resident of Mastic Beach, was shot outside the bar and later pronounced dead at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue.

Police were called to the scene at 3 a.m. When they arrived, there was a large crowd gathered outside the bar. Police are investigating the incident, and have not yet identified a shooter. Hollman was a father of three from Mastic Beach, and was on parole after being recently released from jail.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting can call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392. Anyone who has information but would like to remain confidential can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Medford Drunk Driver Hits Cop Car
Police have arrested 45-year-old Pandoria Jackson, who is facing a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) charge along with other charges after allegedly fleeing police for miles and hitting two vehicles including a cop car on Friday night.

Jackson was pulled over in a Ford SUV in Medford near the intersection of Horseblock Road and Sills Road. She refused to roll down her window and then sped away when Officer Jaime Bustamante attempted to open her car door. Police pursued Jackson for a short time, and then followed at a safe distance.

She continued to flee along County Road 101 in Bellport before hitting a stop sign, a cop car and almost narrowly missing two officers on foot. The chase continued along 101 until Jackson hit a Jeep that was stopped at a red light. Police then arrested Jackson around 9:30 p.m. Jackson, the driver of the Jeep and two officers were treated for minor injuries after the incident. Nobody was seriously injured.

Jackson is being charged with a felony DWI, criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle and reckless driving. She was scheduled for arraignment at the First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday.



Delores McGee Feb 23rd, 2013 04:21 PM

Once again we see the type of people that local dive bars attract. These places should be shut down and banned from our communities. 

Lisa Pierce Feb 23rd, 2013 04:22 PM

How can anyone drink and drive today? Your life is ruined from just one night of going out and then getting behind the wheel of a car. How stupid are these people? 

Carolyn Feb 23rd, 2013 05:12 PM

I think it is a little harsh to categorize one group of people just because they go to a bar. Sure, there is a lot of violence in these types of places, but they shouldn't be banned. That is a little too republican don't you think? 

Tomas Feb 23rd, 2013 05:14 PM

A friend of mine was arrested three years ago for drunk driving. It completely ruined his life and he is still trying to pick up the pieces. I get so disgusted with people that think that they can just do whatever they want. This woman should be made an example of and thrown into jail, never get her license back, and pay for all damages. Someone could have been killed.

Carl Leo Feb 23rd, 2013 06:06 PM

Just another example of stupid people doing stupid things. It doesn't matter if they are in a bar, or driving drunk, they are going to do stupid things regardless. 

James Wright Feb 23rd, 2013 06:08 PM

@Carolyn I don't think Delores is being too harsh. It is what it is. Have you ever driven by one of these bars and ever said, "That looks like a nice place?" Probably not. 
They are dangerous and this is the type of activity that happens. People need to start understanding these things rather than worrying about stereotypes. 

eric Feb 23rd, 2013 07:06 PM

how in the world do these people even make it past 16? how stupid do you have to be to drive drunk? 

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