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New York Police Logs Of DWI Convictions: Alleged Drunken Driver Assaults Officers And Attempt To Flee Away

The following information was supplied by the East Hampton Town Police Department . A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

26 year old woman charged with DWI

• Jennifer P. Zuleta-Castano, who is a resident of Montauk, was arrested after a hit-and-run over Labor Day weekend. Police said they received a report that an SUV hit a parked Jeep on Farrington Road at around 8:50 a.m.

They found Zuleta-Castano in a driveway on Freemont Road, where she lives, in a Ford Escape that had damage to the front driver’s side of the vehicle. After the twenty six year old was placed under arrest, she began “kicking the rear driver side window and did kick the window out of the track damaging the window,” police said.

According to reports, the police said she appeared drunk and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. At police headquarters, she had to be physically restrained, police said. In her cell, she even climbed on top of the sink and began beating her head on the cell camera, police said. She was transported to Stony Brook University Medical Center and admitted.

According to reports, she was released on an appearance ticket into hospital custody and subsequently was charged with DWI, driving while ability impaired by drugs/alcohol, and fourth-degree criminal mischief, which are all considered to be misdemeanor charges.

New York man arrested after assaulting police officer

• A young man from New York, who is a resident of East Hampton, was arrested after he allegedly assaulted a police officer who pulled him over in Springs earlier this month, Sept 2. East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana released Shoshi on $1,000 bail.

According reports, the police were on patrol in Springs when they said they saw Arben Shoshi, in a Land Rover and he failed to lower his high beam lights for oncoming traffic. Then police then made a U-Turn and tried to pull him over, but he attempted to flee away and did not stop. The reports indicated that the twenty five year old turned onto Gardiner Avenue, and then to 17th Street to escape the police officers.

According to the officials, he appeared to be very drunk and he performed poorly on his field sobriety tests. In addition, he had resisted the police and did not agree to take a breath test. Upon insistence by the police, who had tried to advise him he was going to be arrested, he tried to escape and make a run for it, according to the police.

Shoshi was then caught by the officers, and grabbed by the collar of his shirt. Afterwards, Shoshi took several swings at the officer, the arrest report said. The officials said that as the officer tried to radio and inform others for back-up, Shoshi hit him in the stomach and ribs multiple times. The officer wrestled the defendant to the ground, as he tried again to call for help. “The defendant struck the under-signed officer’s genitals with a closed fist,” the arrest report said. Shoshi broke free and ran on foot toward 17th Street.

Police contacted the defendant’s brother, who had him turn himself to the police. He still refused to take a breath test, police said. He was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and resisting arrest, DWI, and driving while intoxicated by drugs/alcohol, all considered to be misdemeanor charges.

Taxi Driver with No License arrested after he attempted to flee a Police Officer

• A taxi driver was arrested after he allegedly tried to flee from a police officer during a traffic stop over Labor Day weekend. According to an arrest report for Osman N. Akipnar, 27, of Bayport, police on foot patrol noticed a 2001 Mercedes stop in front of Surf Lodge on Edgemere Road to solicit passengers, impeding traffic, on Sept. 2 at about 11:05 p.m. The officer walked over to the driver and asked him to pull over to the shoulder. He acknowledged and then pulled off at a high rate of speed.

The officer got into a police car and followed the Mercedes. Akipnar then made a quick right turn onto South Erie Street and shut his lights off. Police found him, ran his license and registration, and found the registration had been revoked on Aug. 20 when his for-hire insurance was cancelled.

He was charged with third-degree fleeing a police officer, a misdemeanor, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, also a misdemeanor. He was released on a $300 appearance ticket. It was not clear for which company, if any, Akipnar worked.


• David H. Rolfe Jr., 44, of New York City, was arrested on a DWI charge on Saturday in Montauk. Police said he was pulled over in a 2012 Audi for speeding on Edgemere Avenue, near Montauk Highway, at about 2:15 a.m. He refused to take a breath test and was arrested. Justice Catherine A. Cahill released him on $500 bail.

• Adan N. Vasquez, 26, of East Hampton, was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge in Amagansett on Sunday after police said they saw a car being driven without headlights at about 2:50 a.m. The driver’s arraignment information was not immediately available.

• Jeremy S. Snepar, 33, a resident of New York City, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated over the Labor Day holiday. According to reports, the police said they spotted his car, which had a defective headlight and brake light, on Pantigo Road, near Spring Close Highway, in East Hampton on Sept. 2 at about 1 a.m. He was pulled over and appeared intoxicated. According to court documents, Justice Rana released him on his own recognizance later that morning.

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