• A 31-year-old Tenafly, N.J. man was arrested in Montauk last month after he struck a code enforcement officer with his car.
Police were called to the Montauk Train station on Fort Pond Road on Aug. 23 at about 6:45 p.m. The victim, Aldi Binozi, who is one of the new part-time code enforcement officers, was nearby, and told police he was working at the train station when he noticed the defendant parked his 2013 BMW in a handicapped zone and asked him to move it. The driver did move it, but blocked the entry and exit for the taxi cab loading and unloading zone, he told police. The driver was asked, again, to move the car, but this time became upset, opening his car door into the officer's legs, according to the report. He then did a U-Turn and struck the officer again, causing him to fall to the ground.
The officer complained of pain in his left knee and lower back.
A sergeant on duty spoke to an assistant district attorney and they decided reckless endangerment in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, was the appropriate charge. At 7:50 p.m., he was placed under arrest, taken to police headquarters, and released on an appearance ticket. He was to be arraigned on Sept. 19.
• Angel N. Namina-Carchipulla, 35, of East Hampton, was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Sept. 15. Police said he was driving a car with an Illinois license plate north on Springs Fireplace Road when he failed to signal a left turn onto Old Fireplace Road at about 9:40 p.m. Police pulled him over and he appeared intoxicated. He was charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. Held overnight, he was released on $350 bail the next day.
• Dennis R. Ketcham, 30, of East Hampton, was arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge on Sept. 17 in the village. Police said they saw a 2013 Kia cross over the solid double yellow line on Accabonac Road at about 11:55 p.m. His vehicle matched a description of a possible intoxicated driving who had been seen leaving Indian Wells Beach in Amagansett earlier that evening. Police stopped Ketcham, who failed several roadside sobriety tests. He was arrested on Sept. 18 at 12:10 a.m. He refused a breath test, and was charged with three traffic violations. Arraigned in the morning, he was released on $350 bail.