A Maidstone Park man convicted in 2010 for driving while intoxicated was arrested again last Thursday on suspicion of drunken driving, then jailed after he failed to provide bail.
East Hampton Town police reported that Harry A. Pena-Reyes, 27, of Mary Street was initially spotted as he drove north on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road just before 5 a.m., traveling at 55 miles per hour in a 35 m.p.h. zone. An officer following him said Mr. Pena-Reyes “partially left the roadway and crossed into the opposite lane of travel” near Folkstone Drive, then made a left turn onto Richardson Street.
Though the officer had turned on his siren and flashing lights, Mr. Pena-Reyes continued onto Mary Street, by now moving at about 15 miles per hour. Finally, he pulled into his own driveway and came to a stop.
According to the report, Mr. Pena-Reyes was unsteady on his feet and failed field sobriety checks. Taken to police headquarters in Wainscott, he agreed to a breath test, which allegedly confirmed an alcohol level in excess of the legal maximum.
Because of his previous conviction, in October 2010 in East Hampton Town Justice Court, police impounded his vehicle. Bail was set later in the day at $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond. Unable to come up with those amounts, Mr. Pena-Reyes was transferred from the town lockup to the county jail in Riverside.
His earlier D.W.I. arrest had been in November 2009, when he was found sitting, drunk, in a car parked on the side of Three Mile Harbor Road in the predawn hours.
Town police also reported this week the Sunday evening arrest of Julio Pedro Mateo, 33, of Barry Lane, Springs, who they said had been seen swerving while driving on Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road. Police held him overnight for arraignment. Bail information was not provided.
East Hampton Village police made an arrest on Feb. 26 of Jhon Javier Ortiz, 37, of Wooded Oak Lane, East Hampton, who they said had been driving without a license following an earlier D.W.I. conviction and suspension for failing to pay a fine.
Police said they stopped Mr. Ortiz after seeing him rolling through the Stephen Hand’s Path and Montauk Highway intersection without stopping. He was found to be also driving without a court-ordered ignition-lock device on his vehicle. Police impounded his 1998 Pontiac sedan and released Mr. Ortiz on $300 stationhouse bail.
Village police also reported the arrest on Sunday of Wilmar R. Calderon Prada, 22, on a D.W.I. charge. A report said that Mr. Calderon, who lives on Bow Oarsman Road in East Hampton, had been seen swerving on Montauk Highway near Cove Hollow Road at about 4:30 a.m. in a 1999 Nissan four-door. Police charged him with first-offense D.W.I., failure to stay in a designated lane, driving across a hazard marking, and driving without a license.
After allegedly providing a breath-test reading that indicated alcohol consumption, Mr. Calderon was held at headquarters. East Hampton Town Justice Catherine Cahill set bail later that morning at $500.