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Trying to Get By, and Failing

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 12:49

A 59-year-old Hampton Bays man was charged with driving while intoxicated Monday night after he attempted to pass cars on Napeague in a no-passing zone. East Hampton Town police said Joseph W. Sinclair’s 2014 Jeep, heading west

on  Montauk Highway near Napeague Meadow Road at about 11:20 p.m., crossed the double yellow line as it tried to get by another car. He appeared intoxicated and performed poorly on field sobriety tests, according to the report.

Mr. Sinclair was charged with misdemeanor D.W.I. and held overnight for arraignment. Justice Steven Tekulsky arraigned him on Monday and released him on his own recognizance.

Angel R. Patino-Sinche, 36, of East Hampton was also charged with misdemeanor D.W.I. over the holiday weekend. Police said they saw him fail to keep right and swerve over the double yellow lines on Town Lane, near Jenny’s Path in East Hampton, at about 11 p.m. Friday.

He was found to be driving with a revoked license due to a previous alcohol-related charge. His license had been revoked in 2007 and suspended in 2009 for failure to pay a fine, and had not been restored. He was further charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a felony.

He was held overnight. Justice Tekulsky released him Saturday on $500 bail.

Over in Sag Harbor, Juan P. Villa-Guichay, 37, of East Hampton was also charged with drunken driving. An officer stopped his 2014 Dodge Ram at the Bay Street intersection of Havens Beach Road at 11 p.m. Saturday, after it reportedly crossed into the oncoming lane. He appeared intoxicated and performed poorly on field sobriety tests, according to an arrest report.

He was held overnight and arraigned in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court on Sunday. He was released on his own recognizance.

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