Man Charged with DWI Held on Immigration Detainer

Also: Domestic incident leads to assault charge.

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

• Victor Dominguez, 34, of Sag Harbor, was arrested on a drunken driving charge in East Hampton Village on Oct. 20 at about 2:40 a.m. Village police said they saw a tan van swerving while heading west on Montauk Highway, near Green Hollow Road. Dominguez reportedly had an open bottle of Corona beer in the cup holder. He failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. He was charged with misdemeanor DWI, unlicensed driver, a violation, and two traffic infractions. Police discovered there was an immigration detainer ordered for him. His car was impounded. Bail was set at $5,000.

• Alexander McGugan III, 56, of Moorestown,N.J., was arrested on an aggravated drunken driving charge on Oct. 20 at about 2:30 a.m. Town police said at about 2 a.m., McGugan was seen driving a 2004 GMC east on Montauk Highway, near Oak Lane, at about 55 mp in a 40 mph zone, at about 2 a.m. He reportedly continued speeding through Amagansett and was seen crossing into the westbound lane and then into the shoulder on the eastbound lane, almost striking a parked car, near Hedges Lane. Police pulled him over near Meeting House Lane. When McGugan stopped his car, he immediately opened his driver's side and got out of his car, but was directed to get back in. Police said he appeared intoxicated. His blood alcohol was reportedly above .18. He was released on $600 bail later that day.

• Christine Hawkins, 43, of Montauk, was arrested on an aggravated DWI charge on Oct. 14 at about 9:25 p.m. According to town police, they were on a routine patrol when they saw her heading west on Old Montauk Highway, near Twin Pond Lane, when she crossed into the eastbound lane. She was pulled over and appeared intoxicated. Her blood alcohol level was reportedly above .18. Held overnight, she was released on $250 bail the next day.

Man Charged with Choking

• A 34-year-old East Hampton man was arrested after a domestic incident on North Main Street on Oct. 21 at about 3 a.m. The victim told village police she was going through the man's cellphone and found several photos of him with another woman, so she confronted him and they began to argue. She reportedly pushed him and then ran outside the apartment. He followed her outside and then began to pull on her hair. He picked her up front the found and threw her onto the gravel driveway. He choked her for three to four seconds and then threatened to kill her if she called the police. He picked her up off the driveway and pushed her back into the apartment, police said. The woman tried to escape, but the man threw her onto the bed where their two children were sleeping. She pretended to go to sleep, waiting 30 minutes, and then called police. The defendant was arrested at 4:30 a.m., and charged with third-degree assault and obstruction of breathing, both misdemeanors. According to police, she sustained several lacerations to her forehead, nose, arms and left knee.


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