At about 4:30 a.m. on Friday, an East Hampton Town police officer stopped Mason P. Horstmann of Springs, 37, on Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, near Soak Hides Road. Mr. Horstmann was driving 50 miles per hour in a 40 m.p.h. zone when pulled over, police said.
Asked to perform roadside sobriety tests, he refused, according to the report, and was taken back to headquarters on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. At the station house he also refused to take the Intoxilyzer breath test, according to police.
A computer check revealed a previous conviction for D.W.I., in 2008, which led to an elevated charge of felony drunken driving. Under Suffolk County law pertaining to multiple offenders, Mr. Horstmann’s car was automatically impounded.
In East Hampton Justice Court later that morning, Melissa Aguanno, an attorney on hand for a trial that day, stood in to represent Mr. Horstmann. Citing his roots in the community, she asked Justice Lisa Rana to set bail at $250.
Justice Rana set bail at $2,000 and reminded Mr. Horstmann to call friends when he got back to headquarters. “Call someone,” she warned. “If you don’t make bail, you’ll have to go to jail.”
He posted bail later that day.
Angel M. Guillen’s gold 2000 Dodge was reportedly swerving back and forth onto the shoulder at about 4 a.m. on Sunday when a police car pulled it over on Springs-Fireplace Road near Abraham’s Path, East Hampton. Mr. Guillen, 32, of Amagansett reportedly displayed classic signs of intoxication — slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, a lack of coordination — and failed field tests before being placed under arrest.
At his arraignment a few hours later, Steven Tekulsky, a criminal defense attorney, told Justice Rana that his client, though from South America, had family in East Hampton and had lived here for five years. He said Mr. Guillen had $100 in his wallet back at the stationhouse, which he could post for bail.
Justice Rana appeared skeptical about the low amount, but agreed. Mr. Guillen posted it soon after.
After Mr. Guillen was led away, Mr. Tekulsky paused at the doorway to the now-empty courtroom. “It looks like spring out there. It just doesn’t feel like spring,” he said. Justice Rana agreed, and both went their separate ways, ending a very quiet week on the roads, so far as D.W.I. arrests go.