The Calm After the Storm

Relative calm returned to local roads after a Memorial Day week that saw 15 arrests on charges of drunken or drugged driving. East Hampton Town police have since made only two such arrests; village police, just one.

Police stopped the driver of a 2002 BMW on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton early Tuesday morning for failing to dim her headlights and wound up charging her with driving while intoxicated after administering roadside sobriety tests.

Theresa Fisher, 24, was also charged with unlicensed driving. Police said she refused to take a breath test back at headquarters. Consequntly, not only does she not have a license, her privilege to get one in New York State has been suspended.

“I was drinking rosé wine at Sienna,” she reportedly told the officer. “Can’t you just follow me home?”

Ms. Fisher told East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky during her arraignment later that morning that she splits her time between New York and Springs and is working in Montauk. She was released without bail, but with an admonition from the bench not to miss any court dates.

A Springs man, Harrison R. Guaman, 36, was charged with D.W.I. early Saturday morning on Amagansett Main Street after police said his 2004 Mini Cooper had been swerving across lane lines. He was additionally charged with driving without a license and driving an uninsured vehicle, and issued several tickets for traffic violations. He too was released without bail.

East Hampton Village police arrested an East Hampton 17-year-old shortly before midnight last Thursday, charging him with drunken driving. The teenager, whose name was withheld due to his age, was driving a 2013 Dodge. Police said he had tried to go around the railroad crossing gates at the intersection of Sherrill Road and Newtown Lane and had hit one of them.

Witnesses told police the young man ran from the car “to hide a bag of alcohol,” which police recovered. He was released in the morning to his mother’s custody without bail.