Luis M. Sagbay-Coyago was driving without headlights on, East Hampton Town police said this week, when he was pulled over on Old Fireplace Road in Springs shortly after 7 p.m. on Nov. 17. The traffic stop resulted in a felony charge of driving while intoxicated for the 46-year-old East Hampton man because of a previous D.W.I. conviction within the last 10 years.
According to a report, when an officer interviewed him, Mr. Sagbay-Coyago had the odor of alcohol on his breath and showed other signs of intoxication. He failed field sobriety tests, and a breath test showed a blood-alcohol level of .18 of 1 percent or higher, which led to an additional felony charge of aggravated D.W.I. The legal limit in New York is .08.
Mr. Sagbay-Coyago, whose previous conviction was in July of 2017, was arraigned the following morning in East Hampton Town Justice Court by Justice Lisa R. Rana, who released him on his own recognizance. He is due back in court on Dec. 9.
In a non-alcohol-related arrest this week, police charged Jorge A. Valdez of Riverhead, 22, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed driving, a misdemeanor, after a traffic stop on Montauk Highway in East Hampton on Saturday around noon. He is to answer the charge in town justice court on Dec. 8.