There were four arrests on driving while intoxicated charges made by the East Hampton Town police this past week. All were charged as first-time offenders at the misdemeanor level.
On Friday night, April 5, a Springs man, Pedro Quizhpi-Sanchez, 35, crashed a 2011 Hyundai into a tree on Royal Street in Amagansett, south of Town Lane, police said. Neither Quizhpi-Sanchez nor his passenger were injured.
Failing sobriety tests, he was arrested and taken to headquarters, police said, where a breath test registered a .14 reading, over .08 of one percent alcohol content in the blood that defines intoxication. Besides DWI, Quizhpi-Sanchez was charged with driving without a license, a misdemeanor, and several moving violations.
He was held overnight. During his arraignment, several friends and family were in the courtroom. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky commented on the large turnout in support of Quizhpi-Sanchez, as he released him without bail, but not before saying, “I am suspending your non-existent driving privileges. You cannot drive.”
Town police received a report of a
2015 Ford being driven erratically on Main Street in downtown Montauk the afternoon of April 2. An officer soon spotted the vehicle, which had reportedly come to a stop in the middle of South Eton Street, just north of the beach access point. Francisco Bello-Rosas, 32, of Passaic, NJ, was behind the wheel, police said, with an open container of alcohol.
Police said Bello-Rosas failed sobriety tests and was arrested and taken to headquarters, where a breath test produced a blood alcohol percentage reading of .21, above the .18 mark that raises the charge to the aggravated level. He was freed the following morning after posting $500 bail.
Jorge Herrera, 51, was driving a 2004 Dodge on April 3, when an officer reportedly clocked him at 55 miles per hour in a 30-mph zone on Springs-Fireplace Road. The Southampton man, who registered a .08 on a breath test, was released the next morning without bail.
Sara Ann Bielinski, 33, of Brooklyn was driving a 2005 Subaru north of Montauk Highway on South Delrey Road early April 5 without her lights on, police said. She was arrested after a traffic stop when she failed sobriety tests. She was released after her arraignment later that morning without having to post bail.