A Manhattan resident, after a drunken driving arrest in Sag Harbor Village, was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for observation, due to the allegedly high level of alcohol in his system Sunday morning. Henry Hackett, 24, was behind the wheel of a 2020 Kia, moving at 47 miles per hour on Bay Street June 7, where the limit is 20, a police report said. A traffic stop was conducted on Union Street at about 5 AM.
He allegedly failed sobriety tests, was arrested, and taken to headquarters, where police say a breath test showed a reading of .32 of one percent alcohol in the blood, four times the legal limit. A reading that high means an automatic trip to the hospital. The Sag Harbor Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported him to the hospital where, after it was determined he was not in harm’s way, he was released back into police custody.
Hackett was charged with misdemeanor aggravated driving while intoxicated because his alcohol reading was allegedly above .18. A reading of .08 is the threshold for a standard DWI charge.
East Hampton Town police also made a misdemeanor DWI arrest this weekend, as did the Southampton Village police.
Milton Torres-Bravo, 25, of Springs was arrested after he allegedly drove a 2004 Toyota erratically the night of June 6 near his home. Police said they began following Torres-Bravo after he backed out of a parking space near Springs School, nearly striking a police car. Failing sobriety tests, he was arrested. At police headquarters, he refused to take a breath test. Such a refusal results in an automatic suspension of a defendant’s driver’s license for six months, pending a hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Southampton Village police arrested Edicson Puemape-Ibarra, 36, of Sag Harbor a little after midnight June 5. Police said he was swerving across lane lines on County Road 39A in a Toyota, leading to a traffic stop and his arrest.
An alleged .13 reading at headquarters justified the DWI charges, cops said.
All three men were released after being arraigned via video conference by Justice Lisa Rana. Rana, who is one of two justices in East Hampton, and the justice in Sag Harbor Village, was pinch hitting on the Southampton Village arraignment for that jurisdiction’s justice, Barbara Wilson.