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Three D.W.I. Charges

Thu, 05/19/2022 - 09:45

Wilson Valladolid-Minchala of Springs, 41, was stopped on the eastbound side of Three Mile Harbor Road near Oakview Highway on May 7 after an accident when police came across his 2015 gray Toyota. The officer who interviewed Mr. Valladolid-Minchala reported that his breath smelled of alcohol, that his speech was slurred, and that he did not pass the roadside sobriety test. Charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, he was held overnight for an appearance in East Hampton Town Court before Justice Lisa R. Rana. He was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court next Thursday.

A midday traffic stop on May 10 led to the same charge for 24-year-old Timothy Monahan of Center Moriches, whose westbound 2004 Subaru was pulled over on Old Montauk Highway in Montauk. A computer check showed that Mr. Monahan had been convicted of D.W.I. in the past and should have had an Interlock device in the car but did not. He was given an appearance ticket and released on his own recognizance. He has a date on Wednesday in justice court.

A town police officer was driving on Route 114 on Saturday night when he spotted a car off the road, on an embankment near Stephen Hand's Path. When he approached the car, a 2007 Hyundai, he found Cristian Valerio Toapanta-Lescano of East Hampton, 31, asleep at the wheel, with the keys in the ignition. He woke him up, smelled alcohol on his breath, and charged him with misdemeanor drunken driving after administering field sobriety tests. Back at police headquarters in Wainscott, the driver consented to a breathalyzer test, which police said produced a result well over the legal level, adding another misdemeanor to the charge. Mr. Toapanta-Lescano was held for a few hours before being released on his own recognizance. He too is to appear in court on Wednesday.


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