Cops: Drunken Driver Wouldn't Get Out of the Car

Also: Teen steals two cases of beer from Hess, police say.

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

• Eileen A. Hickey, 67, of Montauk, was being placed under arrest for suspicion of drunken driving when she resisted arrest, police said. On Dec. 1 at about 1:15 a.m., a police unit's license plate reader alerted an officer to a suspended registration on a 2013 Jeep, which was headed east on Montauk Highway, near Surf Drive, in Amagansett. The officer pulled the Jeep over Napeague Lane and confirmed that the registration was suspended due to an insurance lapse in October. Hickey was "very abrasive and defiant" that her registration wasn't suspended. Police said she had a strong odor of alcohol on her breath, had slurred speech and that her eyes were bloodshot and glassy. She was asked to exit her vehicle, but she refused. The officer had to unlock her door and open her driver's side door while another officer on the passenger side unbuckled her seatbelt. She was removed from her vehicle and eventually subdued, police said. She later consented to a breath test at police headquarters. Hickey was charged with driving while ability impaired, a violation, resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and having a suspended registration. She was issued an appearance ticket and was to be arraigned on Dec. 4. 

• Wilfor H. Lopez, 22, of East Hampton, was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Three Mile Harbor Road on Dec. 1 at about 4:40 a.m. Police said they saw him driving a 1999 Mitsubishi north in the southbound lane near Abraham's Path at about 4:15 a.m. He was pulled over and he was allegedly intoxicated. Charged with misdemeanor DWI, he was released on $350 bail following arraignment.

• Paul J. Munoz, 31, of East Hampton, was arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge on Nov. 28 at about 4 a.m. Police were working a STOP DWI enforcement when they saw Munoz driving a 2013 Volkswagen on Woods Lane in East Hampton, but failing to maintain his lane of travel. Police pulled him over on Mill Road, near the corner of Montauk Highway. He appeared intoxicated and performed poorly on all field sobriety tests. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI and released on $750 bail after arraignment.

• A 19-year-old from Northport was arrested after he stole two cases of beer from the Hess convenience store on Montauk Highway in Wainscott on Nov. 23. The manager called police after she followed the teen to the pit behind Home Sweet Home at about 7:20 p.m. Police interviewed the subject and he directed them to a wooded area next to the parking lot at Phoenix House, where police found the two Budweiser 18-packs. He was charged with petty larceny and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree at about 9:55 p.m. He was released on his own recognizance.
Chloe 1 December 14, 2013 at 07:42 AM
It's a shame that a 67 year old woman would act like that .. I think her boat sunk down at the marina last year.


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