The following information was supplied by the East Hampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.
• Christopher M. Forsberg, 40, of Montauk, was arrested and charged with drunken driving, a felony due to a prior conviction, and resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, in Montauk on Feb. 1.
Police reportedly saw Forsberg's Subaru pull out of a parking lot and make a left onto West Lake Drive at a high rate of speed, and then drive off and onto the roadway, just after 11 p.m. Police pulled the vehicle over near Duryea Avenue and Forsberg apeared intoxicated, they said. Field sobriety tests that were administered had to be stopped for his safety, according to a police report.
However, when Forsberg was placed under arrest, he refused to get into the patrol car, dropping to the ground, kicking and rolling around, police said. The officer tried to move him, but he "went limp several times," according to his arrest report. Two additional officers were called to the scene and he was taken into custody. At headquarters, Forsberg complained of chest pain and displayed "psychotic behavior," the report said. He was transported to Southampton Hospital for evaluation, and released.
In the morning, Justice Catherine A. Cahill arraigned him and released him on $350 bail.
Smoking Pot in Plainview, Cops Say
• Jake Hagen, 23, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on drug charges after police allegedly spotted him smoking marijuana while driving on Montauk Highway, not far from police headquarters on Wainscott-Northwest Road, in Wainscott on the morning of Jan. 29. Police pulled him over at about 6:45 a.m., and they said they found more marijuana and another smoking device in the driver's side door. A plastic bag with a green leafy substance and an orange glass smoking device with a burnt substance in it were confiscated, police said. Hagen did not show any signs of impairment though. He was charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the fifth degree, a misdemeanor, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, and released with an appearance ticket.
Allegedly Driving Drunk with a Conditional License
• Emma K. Bernier, 31, of Springs, was arrested after she allegedly drove under the influence of alcohol with a conditional license from a previous DWI charge and was involved in an accident in Springs on Feb. 1 at about 8:10 p.m. After the minor fender-bender on Springs Fireplace Road, near Harbor Blvd., Bernier drove away, but returned to the scene while police were speaking to the other driver. She reportedly appeared intoxicated and was given field sobriety tests.
Bernier told police that she headed north when she adjusted her iPod and hit the back of a 2012 Chevrolet that she didnt realized had stopped, causing minor damage to the bumpers. Her 2001 Volvo was towed to the impound yard. She was charged with on driving while ability impaired, a violation, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the first-degree, a felony.
She was released from police headquarters on her own recognizance at about 10:10 p.m., and was scheduled to appear in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Feb. 13.
Hit Tree, Charged with DWI
• Manuel F. Chuya-Guaman, 40, of East Hampton, was arrested on a drunken driving charge after his 2003 GMC pickup truck hit a tree head-on at the intersection of Church Lane and Accabonac Road on Feb. 4 at about 6:40 p.m. The vehicle was totalled, according to police. When police arrived, they found Chuya-Guaman standing outside of the vehicle with Springs Fire Department emergency services personnel. He appeared intoxicated, police said, adding that EMTs had to assist the defendant standing upright. A check with the State Department of Motor Vehicles revealed that his registration was suspended for an insurance lapse in November. He was charged with two misdemeanors; aggravated DWI, for allegedly having a blood alcohol level above .18, and driving with a suspended license. He was not transported to the hospital. Held overnight, Justice Cahill released him on $350 bail.