Lots of Charges, No Injuries
A 27-year-old driver from Montauk was arrested in that hamlet on July 15 after police said they saw him following another car too closely. Marcos Aramis Serra-Bencosme was pulled over in a 2013 Honda Accord at about 4:20 p.m. on Flamingo Avenue.
Police said he appeared intoxicated and performed poorly on all field sobriety tests. A check of his license revealed his driving privileges were suspended in March for a driving while ability impaired charge. Police charged him with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, and D.W.A.I., a violation. Held overnight for arraignment, Justice Lisa R. Rana released him on $500 cash bail the next day.
Jose R. Morocho-Morocho, 49, of East Hampton was arrested on a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge on July 15 following an accident on Route 114. He was driving south in a 2000 Ford pickup truck and said he did not see a 2006 GMC in front of him making a right turn onto South Breeze Drive at about 6:10 p.m. His pickup truck struck the side of the GMC.
Mr. Morocho-Morocho was in “a highly intoxicated condition,” police said, and they arrested him on a drunken driving charge as well as driving without a license. He was not hurt, nor were his two passengers. Eugene N. Kaplan, 68, of Manhattan, who was behind the wheel of the GMC, said he had minor back pain, but refused medical attention, an accident report said.
Following his arraignment before Justice Rana, he was turned over to the Suffolk County sheriff’s office.
Mario R. Rodriguez-Moscoso, 38, of East Hampton was also arrested on a drunken driving charge in Springs on July 16. Police said they saw him driving a 2001 GMC on Old Fireplace Road, near Springs-Fireplace Road, when he failed to signal a right turn at about 12:35 a.m. A report also said his front headlights were not adequate. The police report said “his eyelids were droopy, he had poor coordination, was sluggish, and appeared to have dry mouth.” Charged with D.W.I., he was released on his own recognizance later that day.
Daniel F. Andresen, 38, of Long Beach was also picked up on a D.W.I. charge on July 16. The police said he was speeding in a 2016 Dodge Ram west on Montauk Highway, near Second House Road, at about 7 p.m. He also failed, the report said, to keep right while going 43 miles per hour in a 30 m.p.h. zone.
When police stopped him, they decided he was not only intoxicated, but had a smoking device cartridge of concentrated cannabis, which later tested positive for a presence of marijuana. He was additionally charged with seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
Held overnight, Justice Rana released him on $250 bail.
Jashiria D. Vega-Cabrera of Chicopee, Mass., was behind the wheel of a 2017 Nissan Versa with Connecticut plates that police said she failed to keep right and drove onto the shoulder on Flamingo Avenue, near North Farragut Road, in Montauk on July 18 at about 2:55 a.m. Ms. Vega-Cabrera, who is 28, appeared intoxicated and performed poorly on field sobriety tests, the report said.
Police said they found two smoking device cartridges in the center console of her vehicle. They contained a brown substance identified as concentrated cannabis, which later tested positive for marijuana. The report also said police found a rolled cigarette with a green leafy plant-like substance, which also tested positive for marijuana.
She was charged with two misdemeanors: driving while intoxicated and drug possession, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. She was released on $500 bail following arraignment later that day.
Gilles Lorans, 74, of Springs was arrested after police said he was driving into the oncoming lane of traffic in that hamlet on Saturday night. Police said Mr. Lorans was driving a 1991 Lexus north on Springs-Fireplace Road, near Abraham’s Path, when he was pulled over at 11:08 p.m. While making a right turn, he drove into the oncoming southbound lane of traffic, police said. Mr. Lorans was charged with misdemeanor D.W.I. and released on his own recognizance the following day.
Earlier on Saturday, Skylar W. Richman, 28, of Manhattan was arrested on a drunken driving charge in Amagansett. Police said she was driving a 2003 Jaguar convertible west on Montauk Highway, near Windmill Lane, when she passed another car in a no-passing zone at 1:48 a.m. Charged with D.W.I., she was released on $250 cash bail.