Two D.W.I.s Last Weekend
A 33-year-old East Hampton woman driving without a license was arrested on a drunken-driving charge at 3:21 a.m. on Sunday, her third felony arrest in five years, East Hampton Town police said.
Daisy A. Guerrero was driving a 2004 Nissan north on Stephen Hand’s Path near Cedar Street in East Hampton when she crossed over the double yellow line into oncoming traffic, according to the complaint. Police said she performed poorly on the field sobriety tests administered after she was stopped.
The charge was a felony because of prior offenses. She had been convicted twice of driving while intoxicated, once in 2015 and once in 2013. She also had been arrested on misdemeanor D.W.I. charges in 2011 and 2010 and convicted of one violation and one misdemeanor, court records show.
Ms. Guerrero’s driver’s license had been revoked six times in arrests between 2010 and 2015, so she was additionally charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, also a felony.
After being taken to police headquarters, her pockets were searched and an officer allegedly found a bag of a white powdery substance that later tested positive for cocaine. She was therefore charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, a misdemeanor.
Justice Lisa R. Rana ordered Ms. Guerrero held without bail due to her prior felony convictions.
Also last weekend, at about 12:40 a.m. on Sunday, James P. O’Connor, 58, of River Edge, N.J., was charged with felony drunken driving. Police said he was behind the wheel of a 2013 Subaru, heading north on Accabonac Road near Church Lane in Springs, when police saw him cross over the double yellow line. A criminal history check showed he had been convicted of driving while intoxicated in Oneonta, N.Y., in July 2015. Since the previous conviction was within the last 10 years, he was charged with felony D.W.I., and because his blood alcohol level was above .18, the charge was aggravated D.W.I.
His license had been revoked due to the previous conviction and failure to pay a driver responsibility assessment. It had not been restored to date. He was additionally charged with aggravated operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, also a felony, and with a misdemeanor for failure to equip his car with an Interlock device, which tests whether there is alcohol on the driver’s breath before the ignition will start.
Justice Rana arraigned him later on Sunday and released him on $5,000 bail.