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Memorial Day Arraignments

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 19:26

A 22-year-old from Manhattan was charged with drunken driving on the morning of Memorial Day after his 2008 Mini Cooper crashed into a tree on Three Mile Harbor Road in East Hampton.

East Hampton Town police said Hans C. Seherr-Thoss was northbound when he drove across the center line and struck the tree. The car became airborne, hitting a 2005 GMC in the process. Mr. Seherr-Thoss told police he had swerved to avoid another car and that was all he could remember.

The driver of the GMC, Danilo X. Lozada-Ortiz, 51, of North Plainfield, N.J., was not injured, but one of his four passengers was. Misael A. Ortiz, 51, to whom the GMC was registered, had been sitting in the back seat, in the middle. He complained of pain. Police said all concerned were wearing seat belts.

According to the report, Mr. Seherr-Thoss was unable to perform field sobriety tests, and police said he smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, bloodshot, glassy eyes, and was unsteady on his feet. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a violation. Taken for treatment to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, he was later released on his own recognizance, and was to appear in East Hampton Justice Court today.

Also charged on Memorial Day was Kyle E. Lombardo of Amityville, who was stopped early that morning, at about 12:20 a.m., because the taillights on his

2015 Audi were not on, police said. The 27-year-old’s blood-alcohol level was above .18, bringing on a charge of aggravated D.W.I., a misdemeanor. Justice Steven Tekulsky released him on his own recognizance following arraignment later that morning.

Memorial Day was a busy one for town police, who made two other alcohol-related arrests that day and a third the day before.

Robert V. O’Boyle, 65, of Greenwich, Conn., was driving a 2014 Porsche Cayenne at 62 miles per hour in a 45 m.p.h. zone on Route 114 in East Hampton at about 1:45 a.m. when he was stopped for speeding. He failed a road sobriety test, police said, before being charged with a misdemeanor. Justice Tekulsky released him on his own recognizance.

Just before midnight, Emilse Hurtado, 42, of East Hampton was seen driving a 2015 Honda with no headlights, on Wainscott Stone Road near Montauk Highway. Police said she appeared intoxicated and performed poorly on a roadside test. She was held until the morning for arraignment and released on her own recognizance.

Also charged with misdemeanor drunken driving over the holiday weekend was John C. Landon, 73, of Montauk. Mr. Landon was involved in an accident in Montauk’s 7-Eleven parking lot at about 4:30 p.m. on May 26. He too failed field sobriety tests and was held for a Memorial Day arraignment. Justice Tekulsky released him on his own recognizance.