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Two Charged With D.W.I.

Thu, 12/02/2021 - 09:02

Two drivers were charged with driving while intoxicated on village and town roads last week.

Because of a previous drunken-driving conviction within the last 10 years, Victor H. Basantezmacas of East Hampton, 38, now faces a felony charge, stemming from a Nov. 21 traffic stop. East Hampton Town police reported that at 8 that evening, Mr. Basantezmacas, driving a Ford pickup truck on North Main Street, had veered out of his lane and crossed the center lines onto the shoulder. He failed field sobriety tests, police said, and refused a breath test before being arrested. Mr. Basantezmacas, who was convicted of D.W.I. in 2014, was arraigned the next morning and released on his own recognizance by East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky.

On Nov. 25 at around 3:30 a.m., a village police officer said he witnessed Nicholas J. Tulp of Amagansett, driving a Jeep, veer off Accabonac Road and crash into a tree. Mr. Tulp, 24, was not injured in the accident, but showed signs of intoxication, police said, and admitted to the officer that he had “had a few beers.” Charged with misdemeanor D.W.I., he was arraigned later that day, and was released on his own recognizance to await a future court date.

In a nonalcohol-related traffic stop, Jade Pfeiffer of Miller Place was ticketed on Nov. 24 for aggravated unlicensed driving, a misdemeanor, after being pulled over in her Jeep S.U.V. on Montauk Highway in East Hampton. She was to have appeared in court yesterday.

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