Not long after Valentine’s Day dawned last Thursday, East Hampton Village police spotted a 1998 Saturn swerving on North Main Street. Angel A. Farez Chimbo, 22, of East Hampton was crossing the center lines, according to the report. An officer began following him as he continued onto Main Street, passing Newtown Lane and ignoring the police car lights.
When the siren went on the Saturn came to a stop at Buell Lane, where the officer reported that the driver appeared to be intoxicated. Asked to step out of the car to take roadside sobriety tests, “he did poorly.”
Charged with driving while intoxicated, he was taken to the station house, where he stayed until he was arraigned later that morning by East Hampton Town Justice Catherine Cahill, who set bail at $350.
A one-car crash early Monday morning on Bull Path, East Hampton, resulted in a similar charge against a Wainscott man, Michael P. McDowell, 69. Town police found Mr. McDowell’s wrecked 2007 Hyundai a little after midnight in the woods near Bull Path Close, with the driver nowhere in sight. A computer check of the car’s registration led officers to its owner’s house, where they found Mr. McDowell, who was reportedly intoxicated and complaining of pain.
Police took him to Southampton Hospital, where he consented to have his blood drawn but refused medical attention. Released back to police custody, he was taken to headquarters to await arraignment. It was not clear from the report at what point he was actually arrested.
Southampton Town Justice Edward D. Burke arraigned Mr. McDowell the next morning in East Hampton Town Court on the drunken-driving charge. Justice Burke was sitting in, for arraignment purposes only, for Justice Cahill, who was dealing with a personal emergency.
A burnt-out headlight led to a traffic stop of a Springs woman, and her eventual arrest on the charge of D.W.I., early Saturday morning. An officer pulled over the black Subaru driven by Page H. Raebeck, 45, on North Main Street and suspected the driver was intoxicated, the report says. It adds that she made an “oral admission.”
After taking field sobriety tests, which she allegedly failed, Ms. Raebeck was charged and taken to headquarters to spend the remainder of the night. Justice Cahill set bail in the morning at $350.