LI politician acquitted on DWI charges

February 4, 2011 8:23:56 PM PST
The former Southampton town supervisor has been acquitted of drunken driving charges.

Linda Kabot was arrested on Labor Day weekend 2009 in Westhampton Beach.

She was cleared Friday of a misdemeanor charge of DWI as well as a lesser charge of driving while ability impaired.

The 43-year-old politician was in the middle of a re-election campaign when she was arrested. She subsequently lost. Her attorney argued she was the victim of a set-up by political opponents.

If convicted, Kabot had faced up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

She declined to comment on any future political aspirations.

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