Driving errors lead to misdemeanor arrests

Four EH Arrests On DWI Charges

East Hampton Town police made four arrests recently on misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charges.

Yohanna Guarin, 36, has a Jupiter, FL address on her license, but is currently living in Springs, she told the court during her arraignment on August 9. She had been pulled over in a 2007 Toyota Camry early that morning on Route 114 in East Hampton for allegedly speeding, leading to her arrest on a DWI charge.

Guido Sicha, 19, of East Hampton, was pulled over by police the night of August 7 for reportedly running the stop sign at the intersection of Neck Path and Old Stone Highway in Springs in a 2010 Ford Mustang. Both Guarin and Sicha refused to take the breath test at headquarters, making it likely that their licenses will be revoked for the next year following a hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles scheduled to take place over the next few days.

Sicha, who was also charged with unlawful possession by a minor of alcohol, is facing, if convicted of the DWI charge, the possibility of his driving privilege being revoked by the DMV until he turns 21. Both Guarin and Sicha were released after being arraigned without having to post bail.

Eric Mendez, 38, who is working in Montauk for the summer season, as he has for many years, was pulled over in a 1998 Toyota Corolla early August 10 for failing to signal a turn off of West Lake Drive onto North Fernwood Drive, according to the police. In addition to DWI, he also was charged with two additional misdemeanors. Police said he was in possession of a small amount of cocaine, as well as some concentrated cannabis. He posted $500 bail.

Matthew Gutauskas, 45, of Manhattan, was stopped on Montauk Highway in Wainscott after allegedly allowing the 2017 Infiniti he was driving to swerve across the double yellow lines into the oncoming lane of traffic early Saturday morning, August 11. He posted $250 bail and was released later that morning.