A Southampton man who police say was speeding on Cedar Street in East Hampton in a gold Pontiac with Arizona plates early Monday morning was charged by town police with driving while intoxicated and resisting arrest. Mortimer A. Rubin, 30, was reported to have been moving at 45 miles an hour in a 30-miles-per-hour zone, causing an officer to follow him.
According to the report, Mr. Rubin turned onto Hand’s Creek Road and then Oakview Highway before being pulled over. The officer had him perform standard roadside sobriety tests, which he allegedly failed. Mr. Rubin then refused to let the officer handcuff him, according to the police, and tried to get into the patrol car as the officer called for backup.
The report says Mr. Rubin then ran down the road, where he was confronted by three officers at whom he charged with fists clenched. Police added that Mr. Rubin ignored “repeated verbal warnings to surrender and continued to act in a highly combative manner.”
An officer shot him with a Taser gun, equipment that was added to the holsters of all town officers earlier this year. Police then handcuffed Mr. Rubin, put him into a patrol car, and took him to Southampton Hospital “as a precautionary measure.” He was examined and released back to the police, who took him to headquarters in Wainscott, where he allegedly refused to take the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath test.
In court the next morning, as he was being arraigned by East Hampton Town Justice Catherine Cahill, Mr. Rubin said he drove a truck for a living and asked if he could continue to do so, with a conditional license.
“I can’t help you,” she said. “There is no conditional license,” she said, because of his failure to take the breath test. She set his bail at $350.
Mr. Rubin’s arrest was one of 15 drunken driving arrests by town and village police during the week, with the Sag Harbor Police adding a 16th.
The first was on June 4 when East Hampton Village police stopped Michael F. Brennan, 24, of Manhasset, after he allegedly pulled out of a parking lot at Wainscott Stone Road in a 2010 Jeep Wrangler without yielding for oncoming traffic. He refused to take the breath test at the stationhouse, police said, meaning his license was automatically suspended. He was released without bail, but with a future court date.
Timothy J. Doser, 28, of Rochester, N.Y., was stopped on Montauk Highway in Montauk on June 5 driving a 2002 Oldsmobile, because, police said, he had run a stop sign as he turned onto the highway at 1:40 a.m. He took the stationhouse breath test, which was reported to be .14 of 1 percent. The legal limit is .08.
A 17-year-old East Hampton girl’s identity was withheld by the police after she was arrested on the same evening by town police. She was reported to be driving a 2004 Land Rover with its headlights off. Her blood alcohol content was said to be .14, and she was held until the next morning and released without having to post bail.
A Cresco, Pa., woman, Alyson E. Goll-Cuff, who has been coming to Montauk for seasonal work for the past few years, allegedly ran the stop sign at West Lake Drive and Flamingo Avenue in the hamlet early Saturday. She refused to take the breath test, the police said, but was released on low-level bail later that morning.
A New Yorker, Fabio C. Salles, was allegedly seen speeding in a 2013 Mercedes-Benz by village police and to have driven through a red light at Main Street and Newtown Lane. Police charged him with those violations as well as with driving with a suspended license. According to the police, Mr. Salles “stated that he’d been drinking.” His bail was set at $100.
Lali M. Newman was arraigned by Justice Cahill Monday morning. Her blood alcohol content was said to be .13 when she was arrested earlier that morning by the village police. She told the judge she was a caregiver in West Orange, N.J. “You’ve been taking care of the same person for 14 years,” the judge commented. “That is pretty amazing.” Bail was $350.
Henry R. Williams, 25, of New York was driving without the headlights on down Main Street in a 2004 Volvo early Sunday morning, leading to a traffic stop. He told police he had had one Amstel beer, the report says, while police said his blood alcohol level was .10.
A Springs man, Simon P. Cascante, 21, had a burned out headlight while driving north on Three Mile Harbor Road before 5 a.m. Friday, town police said, adding that when an officer followed his vehicle, Mr. Cascante turned into a gated driveway and stopped. His blood alcohol level was said to be .11, and he was released without bail.
According to town police, the highest alcohol reading during the week was registered by Boris Penaloza-Alpala at .21, well over the .18 level that triggers an aggravated level charge. He had been stopped Thursday night for swerving on Abraham’s Path, according to the police. His bail was $500.
Police said Nickolay Braunreuther of South Orange, N.J., 22, was driving a 2006 Chevy east on Main Street in Montauk when he was seen swerving across the road. When an officer turned the emergency lights to make a stop, the police said Mr. Braunreuther kept going up the hill east of town, finally pulling over while almost hitting a guardrail. His blood level was said to be .14, and he was released without bail the next morning.
Brian L. Damark, 23, of East Hampton was driving a 2008 Chevrolet on North Main Street on Saturday night when he was pulled over for allegedly driving with a suspended registration. The officer said he thought he had seen Mr. Damark toss a bottle out of the window of the vehicle just before the stop. His bail was set at $350.
Alexandra M. Carmichael, 26, of Water Mill was stopped for driving with a suspended registration on Montauk Highway on Napeague early Sunday. Her alcohol level was said to be .10, and she was released without bail.
A man who said he was a seasonal worker, Carlos Rodriguez-Rodriguez, was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Saturday night. His alcohol level was said to be .13, and his bail was set at $350.
Carlos A. Hernandez, 26, of Springs was arrested after a traffic stop for allegedly speeding on Saturday. He was released without bail.
Sag Harbor police arrested Anthony DePinto, 23, of Pasadena, Md., early Sunday morning. He was said to be driving a 1989 black Volvo the wrong way on Sage Street, a one-way steet. Besides the drunken driving charge, he was charged with misdemeanor possession of a dangerous weapon.
A man who told Justice Cahill he was a student working in a restaurant for the summer, Nicholas F. Gaviola, 19, of Springs, was arraigned Monday morning. Justice Cahill reminded him his license had been temporarily suspended. “Be smart. Don’t drive,” the justice said.