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Two D.W.I. Arrests in Separate Incidents

Thu, 09/23/2021 - 06:30

Car crashes on local roads led to drunken-driving charges for two men this week.

Manuel J. Yunga-Pani of Sag Harbor told village police there that he had struck a deer and then a parked car on Main Street Saturday, just after midnight. Because his airbag had been activated, an E.M.T. was dispatched to check for injuries, but Mr. Yunga-Pani, 46, was uninjured. He did, however, show signs of drunkenness and failed both a sobriety exercise and a breath test, police said.

He later consented to a blood test, but wound up charged with two misdemeanor counts of D.W.I., including one indicating he had a blood-alcohol content above the legal limit of .08 of 1 percent. He was held overnight at East Hampton Town police headquarters in Wainscott, and was arraigned by Justice Lisa R. Rana in Sag Harbor Village court in the morning.

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, Julio C. Ingabaculima of Brentwood, 37, struck a tree on Old House Landing Road in the Northwest Harbor area of East Hampton. A police officer found him asleep behind the wheel of his Subaru sedan, which had sustained heavy front-end damage. Mr. Ingabaculima allegedly showed signs of drunkenness and failed field sobriety tests and a breath screening.

He was charged with two misdemeanor counts of D.W.I. and was arraigned that morning, the day before his birthday, by Justice Rana. He is due back in court on Oct. 7.

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