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Not a Very Merry Holiday

Wed, 12/30/2020 - 09:31

Christmas Day was not so merry for Manuel Pena-Tacuri, 32, of Montauk Highway in Amagansett, who was spotted there that morning drinking while driving his 2021 GMC, according to East Hampton Town police. Thanks to a 2014 drunken-driving conviction, he was charged with a felony; not one, in fact, but two, as his driver's license was never restored. Mr. Pena-Tacuri was held overnight and appeared in court the next morning before Justice Steven Tekulsky, who released him on his own recognizance to await a future court date.

Two car accidents last week, both on Three Mile Harbor Road near Squaw Road in Springs, ended in charges of driving while intoxicated against the drivers.

On the evening of Dec. 20, Jake Lifson, 29, of East Hampton, driving a 2008 Chevrolet, left the road and hit a tree. The car overturned, police said, and Mr. Lifson was asked to perform roadside sobriety tests. He did poorly on the first, they said, and was unable to perform the others; an ambulance was called in to take him to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. He is scheduled to appear in Justice Court next Thursday to answer the D.W.I. charge, a first offense.

Milo David Munshin, 20, of Sag Harbor was charged with the misdemeanor on Saturday at 1 a.m. after a series of mishaps. The accident report said his 2017 Jeep first hit a tree, then a utility pole, then ran over a sign and hit another tree before spinning back onto the road. The badly damaged Jeep was towed by Balcuns Service Center while a Springs ambulance took Mr. Munshin to the hospital, where he was treated for "minor burns." He was arraigned later that morning before Justice Tekulsky.

Guilson Anguisaca-Tenesaca, 40, of Springs was found early on the morning of Dec. 26 asleep in his 2010 Toyota on North Main Street, East Hampton, near the I.G.A., with his foot on the brake pedal, the engine running, and the car in drive, according to police. He performed poorly on roadside tests, they reported, before being charged with misdemeanor drunken driving. He appeared later that morning before Justice Tekulsky, and will be back in Justice Court at a future date.


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