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Seatbelted, but Sleeping

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 19:22

Omar E. Leon-Saldana, a 19-year-old who lives in East Hampton, was found with his seatbelt on, asleep in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle by the side of the road on Sunday night. East Hampton Town police said he was unconscious when they found him, but appeared intoxicated when they woke him up.

Mr. Leon-Saldana was behind the wheel of a 2015 Toyota found on the side of Accabonac Road, near Rosemarie’s Lane in East Hampton, at about 10:40 p.m., police said, adding that he performed poorly on all field sobriety tests. He was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated and held for a morning arraignment. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky released him on his own recognizance.

Thomas R. Torres of East Hampton, 46, was arrested on Saturday morning after East Hampton Town police saw him making “an unsafe weaving motion in the roadway.” Mr. Torres’s 2002 Toyota van was headed north on Springs-Fireplace Road, near Old Fireplace Road in Springs, when police spotted him at about 6:40 a.m. He appeared intoxicated, they said, and was charged with misdemeanor D.W.I. at 7.

He was held for the rest of the day and overnight, having narrowly missed Saturday morning’s court proceedings. Justice Tekulsky released him on $500 bail after arraigning him on Sunday.

Police said Roger Tejas of Hampton Bays crossed the solid white fog line on Montauk Highway near Town Line Road as he headed west through Wainscott on Saturday at about 12:30 a.m. Mr. Tejas, 47, driving a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu, failed to use the designated lane, police said. He was charged with misdemeanor D.W.I. and released on $500 bail later that morning.

Franklin A. Nieto-Cuesta of Springs, 45, was also charged with drunken driving in the early morning hours of Saturday. Police said he performed poorly on field sobriety tests after being stopped at about 3:20 a.m. for failure to keep right and stay in his designated lane. He was driving a 2003 Nissan south on Three Mile Harbor Road, near Copeces Lane in Springs, at the tine.

He was charged with misdemeanor D.W.I. and released on $250 bail later that morning.

Over in Sag Harbor, village police arrested and charged Sean G. McGuire, 28, of East Hampton with misdemeanor D.W.I. at about 9:45 p.m. on June 4. Police said his 1998 Mercury sedan, headed southeast on Hampton Street, had crossed the white fog line into the shoulder multiple times. He was stopped near Lincoln Street and appeared intoxicated, police said.

Mr. McGuire was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on June 5 before Justice Lisa R. Rana, who sits in both East Hampton and Sag Harbor Justice Courts. She released him on his own recognizance.

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