Labor Day Weekend Keeps Police On-Guard With DWI Arrests; At Least 14 Drunken Driving Arrests Made From Friday Through Monday
This year over the Labor Day weekend, the East Hampton Town police were busy catching drunk drivers on the road – making at least 14 arrests on the suspicion of drunken driving. Of these arrests was one driver who was found driving while intoxicated with a child in the back seat, and a near-miss accident in which one officer avoided crashing with a driver who he ended up arresting on a DWI charge.
The following are the reports that were supplied by the East Hampton Town Police Department this week. It must be duly noted that a criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.
- Fausto L. Peralta, 34, a resident of East Hampton, was arrested on an aggravated DWI charge this weekend after almost causing an accident with a police unit. On Sunday at about 8 p.m., police said they had to slam on the brakes and veer their vehicle out of the way when Peralta’s 2002 Isuzu Rodeo nearly turned into the squad car. He was pulled over on Claremont Street, near Harbor Blvd., in Springs. He appeared drunk and was arrested. The next day, he was released on $500 bail.
- Nicholas McErlean, 23, of Sag Harbor, was arrested on a DWI charge following a stop near Route 114 and Stephen Hands Path, on Sunday at about 4:30 a.m. An officer on routine patrol said McErlean’s pick-up truck was swerving before it pulled onto a side road. In the squad car’s rear mirror, police saw the truck’s headlights flash on and off several times. Police also said he was driving with a suspended license and was further charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, also a misdemeanor. He was released on his own recognizance.
- Charles Ly, 28, of East Hampton, was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Sunday at about 2 a.m. Ly was stopped for a traffic violation on Spring Close Highway, and appeared intoxicated, according to police. He was charged with DWI and held until arraignment. He was released on $500 bail.
- Lauren E. Loscialo, 42, of New York City, was arrested in Amagansett on Monday at about 3:45 a.m., after being pulled over for a traffic infraction on Mako Lane. She was also charged with DWI. Following an arraignment, she was released on $350 bail.
Child Along for the Ride
- Clever A. Sinche, 35, of Corona, NY, was charged with aggravated DWI with a child in the car, a felony under Leandra’s Law, and acting in a manner injurious to a child under 17, a misdemeanor, in Springs on Monday at about 1:30 a.m. A police officer, parked on Springs Fireplace Road, near Fort Pond Blvd, observed a Dodge pick-up truck swerving. He was pulled over just north of Hog Creek Road. There were three additional passengers in the back seat, including a child. Empty Coors Light cans of beer were found inside the truck. Sinche performed poorly on all field sobriety tests and was taken into custody. He consented to have his blood drawn. He was released on $2,500 bail following bail.
Accident Leads to Arrest
- Therese M. Jarmin, 43, of Montauk, was arrested on an aggravated DWI charge after an accident at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Lincoln Road in Montauk on Monday at about 6 p.m. Jarmin was still sitting in her car when police arrived and had no apparent injuries. She appeared drunk, police said, and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. She was released on $1,500 bail. Her car was impounded due to a prior DWI conviction.
- Louise Mayer, 50, of East Hampton, was arrested on a DWI charge in Amagansett on Monday at about 7:10 p.m. Police had received a call about an erratic driver headed west on Montauk Highway, when they saw Mayer’s Buick driving over the solid white line. Upon a traffic stop, she appeared drunk and was taken into custody. She was held overnight for arraignment, though that information was not immediately available.
- John T Miner, 24, of New York City, was arrested on a DWI charge on Sunday in Montauk at about 10:30 p.m. He was reportedly driving without headlights on Edgemere Road. Police said Miner refused to take a chemical breath test. He was released on $350 bail the next day.
- William M. Schledorn, 31, of Melville, was arrested on a DWI charge in Amagansett on Friday morning at about 4:30 a.m. Police said that at about 3:45 a.m., Schledorn’s 1997 Nissan was seen speeding and swerving on Montauk Highway, near Miankoma Lane. He was released on $500 bail.
- Adam R. King, 36, of Amagansett, was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge in East Hampton on Monday at about 3:20 a.m. Police pulled him over for speeding on Three Mile Harbor Road, near Morris Park Lane, in a 2005 Toyota at about 2:30 a.m. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests and refused to take a chemical breath test. He was held until morning arraignment and then released on his own recognizance.
- Angel Garcia Alvarez, 24, of Springs, was charged with DWI on Saturday at 10:50 p.m., after police were following up on a report of suspicious men drinking at the end of Bay View Avenue, near Atwell Street. When police arrived, they found four cars parked at the end of the road and three men in the roadway. Alvarez was holding a 12-ounce can of Modelo beer. When police approached, he tried to hide it in his pocket. Police said they asked him to show identification and he retrieved a Mexico passport from inside one of the cars, but police said it belonged to a friend. He was given a summons for open alcohol and reminded not to drive, as Alvarez admitted to not having a New York license. Police left the road-end, but parked about 200 feet down the road to complete paperwork. While doing so, he saw Alvarez get into the 2005 Ford Explorer with a can of beer and drive away. The officer initiated a traffic stop and arrested Alvarez. Held overnight, he was released on $350 bail.
- Jay B. Peters, 27, of Darien, Conn., was also arrested on a DWI charge on Sunday. At about 7:35 p.m., police observed a 2007 Chevrolet heading west on Montauk Highway, near Old Montauk Highway, in Amagansett without functioning rear brake lights. When they pulled the driver over, he appeared drunk. He was held overnight and released on $350 bail the next day.