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2 DWI Charges Within 4 Days for East Hampton Man

Police said an East Hampton man was driving his car drunk just days after being involved in a car accident – while driving drunk.

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

• Ismael Penafiel, 25, of East Hampton, was arrested on Nov. 4 on charges of aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor. According to town police Penafiel was driving northbound on Windmill Lane around 3:30 a.m. when he was reportedly seen driving without a tail light. Cops said he also crossed over the double yellow line and continued driving on Windmill, straddling the center lines.

According to police after he was pulled over, Penafiel had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Police said upon exiting the car, he was unsteady on his feet and leaned against the driver's side door as he was closing it. Penafiel reportedly performed poorly on roadside sobriety tests, leaning into the car while attempting to stand on one leg.

Penafiel was arrested and transported to police headquarters, where they said he blew a 0.19 blood alcohol level test. He was held for morning arraignment.

• Keara Dombrowski, 19, of Montauk, was arrested on felony charges of grand larceny charges and criminal possession of stolen property in the fourth degree.

According to police, two men reported finding a driver's license and various personal papers belonging to a Montauk woman on Nov. 1. Upon contacting the woman, she told cops that had left her Louis Vuitton purse while inside Bliss Restaurant the day before, which contained about $20 and various credit cards and a debit card.

Police said Dombrowski, a Bliss employee, places the woman's purse inside her own while at work. After contacting Dombrowski at her home, she gave police the purse containing all of its contents, reports state. She was arrested, transported to headquarters for processing, and released on $200 bail.

• East Hampton resident Guido Tapia, 41, was arrested on Oct. 31 on charges of aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first degree, a felony.

Police said that Tapia – who had been was arrested on DWI charges just three days prior – was seen by police driving on Springs Fireplace Road when an officer who knew Tapia noticed him and turned around. Tapia, according to reports, proceeded to turn onto Abrahams Path and speed up, reportedly swerving over the double yellow line through turns and driving through a stop sign before making a turn into a driveway on Three Mile Harbor Road.

Police said that upon contacting Tapia, he had a strong odor or alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. Reports state that he performed poorly on roadside sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest, transported to headquarters and allegedly blew a 0.22 percent blood alcohol level. Tapia was later held for morning arraignment.

• Gregory Mansley, 66, of Amagansett, was arrested on misdemeanor DWI charges on Oct. 28. Police responded to a car accident on Montauk Highway around 11:20 p.m. on Oct. 26 where they said Mansley was trapped inside his 2009 Acura, which had flipped onto its roof after reportedly hitting a utility pole.

After Amagansett Fire Department members extracted Mansley from his car, police said a strong smell of alcohol emanated from his breath, his speech was slurred and his eyes were bloodshot and glossy. He was unable to perform field sobriety tests at the time and police arrested him just before midnight.

Mansely was later flown via helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital, where a medical examiner administered a blood test. He was given an appearance ticket for a later date.

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