A Hampton Bays man is facing a felony charge after a traffic stop around midnight in East Hampton Village July 4. Aidderman Raul Ospina, 32, was pulled over after village police had received a call from East Hampton Town police, warning that a westbound 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe was being driven erratically. The arresting officer said that he spotted the Tahoe and began trailing it west on Main Street, and that Ospina was swerving across lane lines, and accelerated to 40 miles per hour after making the turn onto Woods Lane, where the speed limit is 30 mph.
Sitting next to Ospina in the Tahoe was his fiancée, police said, while in the backseat was the woman’s 12-year-old child. Ospina appeared intoxicated, the officer reported, and failed sobriety tests.
Ospina was placed under arrest on a felony charge of aggravated DWI, as well as a misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.
Ospina was released the next day after posting $5000 bail.
Village police also arrested Thomas John Lobue, 52, of Manhattan and Water Mill, the night of July 6. Lobue was charged with DWI as a first-time misdemeanor. He was released the next morning without bail.
Sag Harbor Village police arrested Ramunas Lauzadis, 55, the night of July 8. A patrol car armed with a license plate reader flagged Lauzadis’s 2017 Toyota Rav 4 as having a suspended registration, police said. After being pulled over, Lauzadis failed sobriety tests, and was placed under arrest on misdemeanor DWI charges.
He was arraigned the next morning in front of Sag Harbor Village’s new Associate Justice, Steven Tekulsky. He set bail at $500, which was posted.