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Three Drivers Face Charges

Thu, 03/02/2023 - 10:33

David Contreras-Galarza, 23, was driving a 2009 Toyota on Accabonac Road near Abraham’s Path in East Hampton Saturday night just before 10 when he was involved in a “reportable motor vehicle accident.”

The town police report did not give particulars, but officers said that Mr. Contreras-Galarza was found standing outside his vehicle with “bloodshot eyes and slurred speech.” He did not perform to their satisfaction on a roadside sobriety test, they said, and was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, a first offense. A second misdemeanor was added for allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of greater than .08 of 1 percent.

Jose Velasquez of Riverhead, 57, was hit last Thursday with two felony charges, police said, for driving while highly intoxicated and with a recent prior D.W.I. His 2020 Dodge Ram was pulled over on Springs-Fireplace Road near Jackson Avenue in East Hampton after crossing the double-yellow lane divider “several times,” according to the report.

He allegedly failed the field tests and was later determined to have a blood alcohol content of greater than .08 of 1 percent. Mr. Velasquez was convicted of drunken driving in 2019, police determined.

Also charged with two alcohol-related misdemeanors was Edras Gomez-Tellez of East Hampton, 37, whose Ford Suburban was stopped on Route 114 near Stonewall Court on the evening of Feb. 22. The Ford had crossed the double-yellow line “multiple times,” police said, and also swerved onto the shoulder and failed to maintain its lane.

Mr. Gomez-Tellez, after failing the sobriety tests, was charged with the two D.W.I. offenses.

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