Joseph Keane of Amagansett, 59, was driving a 2013 Toyota at about 5:30 p.m. on May 22 when, headed west on Amagansett Main Street, he attempted to make a left turn toward Bluff Road and struck a telephone pole. Mr. Keane, who has a previous conviction for driving while intoxicated within the past 10 years, could not perform roadside sobriety tests, reported East Hampton Town police, who charged him with felony D.W.I.
After complaining of pain throughout his body, he was taken by ambulance to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for treatment. The next morning, at his arraignment before Justice Steven Tekulsky, he was additionally charged with aggravated unlicensed driving, a misdemeanor. The same felony D.W.I. charge, plus another count for allegedly having twice the legal blood-alcohol limit, was leveled last week against Manuel Chillogallisuqui, 43, of East Hampton. On Friday at 12:30 p.m., police responded to a call about a man asleep in a running car that was blocking the entrance to Nick and Toni's parking lot on North Main Street. An officer found the man driving a 2013 Toyota out onto that same street, and administered the roadside test, which he reportedly failed. Charged in addition with failing to have a required Interlock device in his car, he was held overnight for a morning appearance in Justice Court before Justice Lisa R. Rana.
Last Thursday at 7:45 p.m., Esteban Valverdesolis was arrested behind the wheel not of a car, but of a 2020 36-foot Sailfish center-console power boat. Town police said the 24-year-old Springs man had come close to striking a floating navigational aid near the entrance to the Harbor Marina. He was charged with two misdemeanors: boating while intoxicated and reckless operation; police said he'd endangered other vessels nearby. He allegedly had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. He appeared in court on Tuesday.
Southampton Town police received a call of an erratic driver headed west on Montauk Highway near Town Line Road in Sagaponack on May 23 at 3 p.m. The driver, Rafael Jesus Manuel Quizque of Hampton Bays, 38, was moving along the center of the road when an officer caught up with him, the report said. He was charged with aggravated drunken driving and with three violations: drinking alcohol in a motor vehicle, driving in the center lane, and moving from a lane unsafely. Mr. Quizque was held overnight for a morning arraignment.