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East Hampton Police Charge Three Drivers With DWI

It’s a sure sign that summer is over: The number of drivers being arrested on East Hampton Town roads has dropped sharply, with town police reporting only three arrests in the past two weeks.

Yvette D. DeForest, 35, of Mt. Vernon, was pulled over at about 12:30 AM on September 18 on South Edison Street in Montauk. According to the police report, DeForest failed to stop before making a right turn onto Montauk Highway. She was charged with a misdemeanor count of driving while intoxicated and held overnight before being released by East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky after posting $500 bail.

Mohna M. Hoppe, 64, of East Hampton was pulled over by town police on Cedar Street near Cedar Court at about 10 PM on Sunday, September 22. Police said Hoppe failed to stay in her lane and showed signs of being intoxicated when questioned. She was held overnight and released on her own recognizance by Justice Lisa Rana.

East Hampton Town police said Mary E. LaPenna-Lee, 62, of East Hampton, who was driving on Abraham’s Path in Amagansett at about 9:30 PM on September 10, failed to stop for a stop sign and also made an improper left turn. She was charged with misdemeanor DWI and held overnight. She was released without bail the following morning by Justice Lisa Rana.

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