A Springs man found himself under arrest the night of January 3, charged by East Hampton Town police with driving while intoxicated, after his 2002 Ford Mustang veered off Old Stone Highway north of the South Fork Country Club in Amagansett.
According to the police, Paul Tavernier, 59, was headed north at an excessive speed when he failed to navigate a curve. The car spun out and hit a tree and light pole before coming to a stop. Police said Tavernier was dazed, but conscious, and was taken to Southampton Hospital. He was treated and released back to police custody.
Tavernier was held overnight, and arraigned before Justice Steven Tekulsky, who released him on his own recognizance.
Another Springs man is also facing DWI charges, along with misdemeanor drug possession charges, after a traffic stop around midnight Saturday, January 5. East Hampton Town police said they stopped Gino Bombace, 59, who was driving a 2006 GMC Denali south on Route 114 near Stephen Hands Path when he failed to dim his headlights for an oncoming patrol car. After his arrest, he was taken to headquarters, where police found him to be in possession of two different controlled substances, morphine in tablet form, and alprazolam, leading to two misdemeanor charges. He was also released the next morning without bail.
Antonio Cabrera of East Hampton was arrested on a DWI charge the night of December 20, after apparently celebrating his 33rd birthday at the sports bar at the East Hampton Indoor Tennis Club. The club’s manager told police he was in his own car in the parking lot when he saw Cabrera driving on the property erratically, crossing onto the lawn, and striking a fire pit near an outdoor bar. The manager told police he placed his own car at the entrance, hoping to stop him, but Cabrera’s vehicle struck his car. Besides DWI, Cabrera is facing a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. He was released the next morning after posting $2000 bail. Cabrera has a history of arrests on mostly minor drug and alcohol related charges.
Borys Cartuche Sandoval, 27, of Springs was arrested the night of December 27 on a DWI charge. With no prior record, he was released the next day without bail.
A Hampton Bays man was charged the night of December 28 with criminal mischief as a felony for allegedly slashing two tires of a 2007 BMW he found his wife, allegedly with another man. Police estimated the damage at over $250, triggering the felony charge. Peter Daniell, 36, left the scene, but police, armed with a description of his vehicle, eventually pulled him over in Southampton. Daniell told the police the BMW was his, so, in effect, he was destroying his own property.
After he was arrested, police said they found a set of brass knuckles and a switchblade, leading to two misdemeanor charges of possession of a weapon. His attorney, Carl Irace, questioned those two counts as well, saying, that the brass knuckles were not a full pair, and the knife likely would not qualify as a switchblade.
Daniell has no history of arrests, and was released on $250 bail.