Clocked Going 110 M.P.H.

A Springs man who recently finished his term of parole following a stint in county jail is back behind bars after being pulled over in a traffic stop around midnight on Sunday. According to police, Dennis R. Walker, 46, was behind the wheel of a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado headed west on Montauk Highway across the Napeague stretch, moving at 110 miles per hour in a 55 m.p.h. zone. A patrol car began pursuing Mr. Walker, who was still doing 90 m.p.h. on Amagansett’s Main Street. He finally pulled over after turning right onto Abraham’s Path. 

He appeared to be intoxicated, the arresting officer said, and failed sobriety tests. “I just got off work. I went to Liars’ after, and had four drinks,” he said, apparently referencing Liars’ Saloon in Montauk. The officer then asked Mr. Walker what he had been drinking. “Does it matter what I had?” he is reported to have responded. “One drink is drunk, and I had four.” 

He was placed under arrest on a charge of drunken driving. Police then conducted a search of the Silverado. They said they found a package of what was described as “cannabis candy,” made by a company called Hashtag Cannabis, which is based in Washington State, where marijuana is legal for recreational use. The weight of the contents of the package was heavy enough to trigger a misdemeanor charge of marijuana possession. 

Also found was a plastic bag, police said, containing marijuana laced with amphetamine, leading to another misdemeanor drug-possession charge. Mr. Walker was also charged with three counts of excessive speeding. 

At headquarters, he refused to take a breath test, the police said. Bail was set on Monday at $5,000. Unable to post that amount, he was remanded to county jail in Riverside. He is due back in court today.

Mr. Walker was convicted in 2011 of a felony: sexual abuse in the first degree.

Another traffic stop of a driver allegedly speeding led to the arrest of a woman from Ridge on Saturday night on multiple charges, including drunken driving as a misdemeanor and unlicensed driving as a felony. Christina E. Ospina, 32, was at the wheel of a 2018 Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle headed west near the recycling center on Montauk Highway, in Montauk, when she was stopped for doing 52 in a 40 m.p.h. zone, as well as for allegedly failing to dim her headlights for an oncoming patrol car. Failing roadside sobriety tests, she was put under arrest and taken to headquarters. There, she took a breath test, which produced a reading of .12 of 1 percent, over the .08 number that defines intoxication. 

Normally, such a reading, while over the limit, would be considered fairly low. However, Ms. Ospina is in a difficult legal situation, because this is the third time she has been arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated. 

She was arraigned Sunday morning in front of East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana. Justice Rana said that Ms. Ospina had previously been charged with driving while intoxicated as a misdemeanor, and was allowed, in that case, to plead down to driving with ability impaired, which is a simple violation. Then, on Nov. 17 of last year, she was arrested on a new driving while intoxicated charge by Suffolk County police. That case is still open, as is yet another charge, this one for unlicensed driving, from an arrest by Suffolk County police in October 2017. 

Justice Rana told Ms. Ospina that she must not drive. “I’m telling you right now, you cannot put a key into the ignition,” she said. “Is there anything I have said to you that you do not understand? Do not drive.” Bail was set at $5,000, with a $10,000 bond alternative. Ms. Ospina was taken to county jail. She has since bonded out, and is due back in court today.