Franco Plaza-Tacuri of Water Mill, 23, was driving a 2003 silver Toyota sedan when he hit a telephone pole at the corner of Main Street and Jermain Avenue in Sag Harbor on Sunday night around 8. Sag Village police pulled the heavily damaged vehicle over, and after administering roadside sobriety tests charged the driver with two misdemeanor counts of drunken driving and several traffic infractions. Mr. Plaza-Tacuri was treated for unspecified injuries at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and is due back in court on Dec. 9. The Toyota was impounded.
Wagner Hilario-Estrada, 28, was asleep in a 2017 Honda on Nov. 13 on Abraham’s Path near Asa’s Path in Amagansett when town police arrived and observed that his car was still running and his seatbelt was still on. He smelled strongly of alcohol, they said, and was eventually charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving while intoxicated.
Early on the morning of Nov. 11, the 18-year-old driver of a 2003 Honda was similarly charged after being stopped on Three Mile Harbor Road near Tub Oarsman’s Road in East Hampton. Police reported clocking the youth at 45 miles per hour in a posted 30 m.p.h. zone. He was additionally cited for a cracked windshield.
Jose Bonilla-Martinez of Hampton Bays, 19, was driving a 2016 Hyundai on Montauk Highway near Skimhampton Road in East Hampton on Nov. 11 when he struck a vehicle that he was trying to pass — illegally, town police said. He then failed to stop at a stop sign, according to the report, and crashed into a tree. He was charged with first-offense D.W.I., and with a second misdemeanor after his blood-alcohol level was tested and allegedly produced a reading above the legal limit.