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Two Charged With Felony D.W.I. on Local Roads

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 11:12

Two men were charged with felony drunken driving over the last two weeks, one in Amagansett and the other in Sag Harbor.

On Saturday at about 11 p.m., on Town Lane, Amagansett, East Hampton Town police stopped a white 2006 Ford driven by Oscar O. Jacintomateo of Riverhead, 22, after he nearly caused a collision with their police car. Mr. Jacintomateo was then seen, the officers reported, swerving across the double yellow lines as he continued driving west. Police said they detected signs of drunkenness before initiating roadside sobriety tests, which the driver allegedly failed. He did agree to a breath test, which, they said, produced a reading over the legal blood-alcohol limit of .08 of 1 percent, leading to a total of two felony D.W.I. charges.

On Sunday morning, Justice Steven Tekulsky released the defendant, who had been convicted of drunken driving in Town Justice Court on Feb. 22, 2023, on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to be back in court on March 28.

In Sag Harbor on Feb. 14, Jose Guzman-Hurtado, 27, driving a gray 2010 Honda, was pulled over on Jermain Avenue just after 11 p.m. Sag Village police said he had been speeding, failing to stay in his lane, and narrowly missing a crash with another car. Mr. Guzman-Hurtado, who had a prior D.W.I. conviction, reportedly failed the field sobriety tests and a breath screening. He was read his rights in Spanish, and wrote that he accepted the charges: Two counts of D.W.I., one a felony and the other a misdemeanor; failure to install a court-mandated interlock device, a misdemeanor; second-degree aggravated unlicensed driving, a misdemeanor; and two traffic violations. His car was impounded.

The driver was held overnight for a morning arraignment in Sag Harbor Village Court, where Justice Carl Irace released him on his own recognizance to await a future court date.

Drivers Face Felony Charges

East Hampton Town police have levied felony charges against three drivers on local roads within the last two weeks.

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