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Warned Not to Drive, But . . .

Thu, 09/12/2019 - 13:10

A Manhattan woman was charged with driving while intoxicated in the early morning hours of Friday after Sag Harbor Village police warned her multiple times not to get behind the wheel.

Police received a 911 call about a woman who had attempted to park in front of 48 Main Street and struck a bench on the street. When an officer arrived, the woman, Eiman S. Aziz, 45, had already exited the 2002 Toyota sport utility vehicle and was inside Page restaurant. She admitted to driving the S.U.V. and was issued a summons for leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. She appeared intoxicated, police reported, but they did not initially charge her, as they could not prove she had been intoxicated before going to the bar.

The officer advised her several times not to drive but to call a taxi, as she smelled strongly of alcohol and was unsteady on her feet. Just minutes later, however, police saw the Toyota headed south on Main Street with no headlights. Ms. Aziz was pulled over in front of 186 Main Street and placed under arrest at about 2:15 a.m.

Her blood-alcohol content was reportedly above .18, leading to a charge of aggravated D.W.I., a misdemeanor. Justice Lisa R. Rana, who serves in both Sag Harbor Village and East Hampton Town, released her on her own recognizance later that morning.

On Monday at about 3 a.m., also in Sag Harbor, police charged an East Islip man with aggravated D.W.I. after seeing him drive a 2009 Mazda through parking spaces and nearly strike a curb on Madison Street. Ryan S. Henry, 27, was headed south on Main Street when police first spotted something was wrong. He failed to signal a left turn onto Madison, they reported, and failed to maintain his lane by driving on the shoulder through the designated parking spots. Police pulled him over after he turned onto Union Street.

Due to his level of intoxication, police took Mr. Henry to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for medical evaluation, where he was cleared for confinement. He was taken back to headquarters and held for arraignment later that morning. Justice Rana released him on his own recognizance.

East Hampton Town police charged a man from Texas with aggravated D.W.I. Saturday night on Montauk Highway, near South Eaton Street in Montauk. Andrew Michael Evancho Jr., a 28-year-old from Dallas, was driving a 2019 Ford with Illinois license places at about 11 p.m. when police noticed the car had no taillights. They then watched him make an unsafe turn, fail to maintain his lane of travel, and run a stop sign.

He failed field sobriety tests, according to the report, and was charged with the misdemeanor; his blood-alcohol level registered above .18. He was held overnight and arraigned in the morning by Justice Steven Tekulsky, who released him on his own recognizance.

Jorge A. Quiguiri, 37, of West Haven, Conn., was charged with drunken driving Friday night in East Hampton. Town police reported seeing his 2004 Ford, with New York license plates, cross the double yellow lines on Springs-Fireplace Road near Renee’s Way and weave back and forth. He was charged with misdemeanor D.W.I. at about 9:15 p.m., and held overnight for arraignment. Justice Lisa R. Rana released him on his own recognizance.

Early Saturday morning, on Three Mile Harbor Road near Kingston Avenue in Springs, Michael S. Ochoa-Sanabria, 27, of East Hampton was charged with D.W.I. after his 2009 Dodge made an unsafe turn, police said, and then swerved into the oncoming lane. Justice Rana arraigned him later that morning on the misdemeanor charge and ordered him released on his own recognizance.

Just after midnight on Sunday, police stopped Raul D. Yambatenezaca, 31, of East Hampton on suspicion of drunken driving as he headed north on North Main Street near Cedar Street in East Hampton, saying his 2002 Ford Econoline van had crossed the double yellow lines. A half-hour later, he was charged with misdemeanor D.W.I. after failing field sobriety tests. Justice Rana released him on his own recognizance following arraignment later that day.

On Sept. 4 at about 3:05 a.m., Dennis M. Calabro of Astoria, 37, was northbound in a 2012 Toyota on Route 114 near Barcelona Neck Road when police saw him cross the white line and tailgate the car in front. He was pulled over, appeared intoxicated, and performed poorly on the road test, they said, before being charged with misdemeanor D.W.I. Justice Tekulsky released him on his own recognizance in the morning.

East Hampton Village police arrested and charged a 44-year-old woman with misdemeanor D.W.I. on the night of Aug. 31. Police said Liza R. Bigger failed to maintain her lane of travel on Toilsome Lane, near Borden Lane, at about 11:40 that evening. While speaking to her during the traffic stop, police noticed an open alcoholic beverage in the center console, a beer, which she said belonged to a friend. She was held overnight for arraignment and released on her own recognizance.

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