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D.W.I. Charge in Montauk

Thu, 10/21/2021 - 08:57

It was a light week on the roads for officers, with a single drunken-driving arrest among the East Hampton Town, Village, and Sag Harbor police.

On Saturday evening at about 8:20, a car driven by Guido R. Villa Tenempaguay ended up in the bushes along Old Montauk Highway, near Cemetery Road in Montauk. Mr. Villa told police that he had swerved to avoid another vehicle, causing him to lose control of his westbound 2005 Mazda. Neither he nor a passenger, Irene Farez, was hurt.

A town police officer who responded to the accident scene reported that Mr. Villa Tenempaguay, 25, appeared to have consumed alcohol not that long before. Taken into custody, he agreed to a breath test, which, police said, confirmed that he was above the legal limit. Police listed him as an East Hampton resident on accident paperwork, but as “undomiciled” in his arrest report.

Town Justice Lisa R. Rana arraigned him on a first-offense D.W.I. charge, a misdemeanor, after which he was free to go, with the expectation that he would show up for his next date in court.

Unlicensed driving and a charge of an expired registration rounded out the road arrests here last week. Police said that Jose G. Lopez Hernandez, 33, of Southampton, whom an officer stopped at Stephen Hand’s Path and Montauk Highway on Friday at 7 p.m., had had his license revoked. They charged him with a misdemeanor and he was released.

The same charge faces a Sag Harbor area resident, Kevin Simmons, 63, who, police said, was stopped on a traffic infraction on West Lake Drive in Montauk on Friday at about 8:30 p.m. He, too, was released after his paperwork was completed.

Luiz Brito Gomez, 37, of Patchogue was ticketed on Saturday at about 9:30 p.m. for an alleged suspended registration after a traffic stop by an officer on Montauk Highway near West Gate Road in Wainscott.


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