Driving with a flat tire after leaving the scene of an accident landed a Springs man in jail, according to East Hampton Town police.
Around 12:07 p.m. on May 4 in Montauk, an officer stopped a 2002 Toyota being driven on Montauk Highway with a flat tire and a severely damaged passenger side. The driver, Christopher J. Reale, 31, apparently told the officer that a flat tire had caused him to lose control and hit several trees on the side of the road. The officer had Mr. Reale perform sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed. Mr. Reale was arrested and taken to police headquarters in Wainscott, where he submitted to a blood test.
Because Mr. Reale had two previous convictions for driving while intoxicated, including one in January, he was held without bail and turned over to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department.
Mr. Reale also was involved in a one-car accident in Hampton Bays on May 13 of last year in which he crashed a silver BMW sports car into a light pole, totaling the vehicle. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. He told police at the time that he had become distracted while driving because he dropped his cellphone.
Also on the roads, Wilson I. Guillca-Satian, 26, of East Hampton was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge a little after 4 a.m. on Saturday. He was pulled over on Springs-Fireplace Road for turning without signaling and subsequently registered a blood alcohol level of .10 at headquarters, police said. East Hampton Town Justice Catherine A. Cahill Bail set bail at $500 later that day.
In Sag Harbor, village police arrested Joseph A. Isidori, 34, of Yonkers at a little after 2 a.m. on May 8 and charged him with D.W.I. Mr. Isidori had been driving a 2007 Jeep on Division Street when he allegedly ran a stop sign at Bay Street and then turned without signaling, which led to the traffic stop.