Montauk Man Drove Drunk with Suspended License, Police Say

Police impound two cars from alleged drunken drivers who were driving with suspended licenses.

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

• Galo B. Guanga-Tacuri, 51, of Montauk, is being held on $5,000 cash or $10,000 bond at the Suffolk County jail after he was found driving drunk and with a suspended license, police said. 

According to police, they saw his 2006 Honda almost strike several trees n Old Stone Highway, near Albert's Landing Road, in Amagansett on Sept. 1 at about 9:50 p.m. Police also said he made an improper left turn onto Red Dirt Road, driving into the opposite lane. He was stopped on Red Dirt Road, near Old Stone Highway, and appeared intoxicated, police said. 

A search with the State Department Motor Vehicles found that his license had been suspended several times between 2006 and 2007. His vehicle was impounded due to a previous alcohol related suspension, police said. 

Guanga-Tacuri was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony, and misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, though police said he refused to take an Intoxilyzer. 

• Raymond A. DeSalvo, 53, of East Hampton, was arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge and a felony first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation charge in East Hampton on Sept. 2 at about 6:15 p.m. According to police, they saw a sedan drive partially onto the dirt shoulder, near the sidewalk, while the driver was completing a right turn out of the Oakview mobile home park, where DeSalvo lives. He came to a stop at Three Mile Harbor Road, before making a left, and then an immediate right turn onto Jackson Street without signaling. Police stopped him on Jackson Street. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Police also found his license was suspended on July 25 and July 31, and they impounded his car. His arraignment information was not immediately available.

• Pedro J. Garcia-Collado, 36, of Springs, was arrested on a misdemeanor DWI charge in Amagansett on Aug. 21 at about 4:40 a.m. Police said they saw a Ford Windstar van partially cross into the shoulder on Montauk Highway, near Gardiner Drive, and then over into the opposite lane at about 4:10 a.m. Police stopped him, and said he appeared intoxicated. He refused to take an Intoxilyzer test. He was released later that morning on $250 bail. 

• Kevin Faulkner, 42, of Montauk, was arrested on a drunken driving charge after he almost hit a taxi cab that was making a left on Tuthill Road from Flamingo Road on Sept. 2 at about 2:10 a.m., police said. Police said he locked up the brakes and continued on Flamingo Avenue, but was unable to maintain his lane of travel. Once pulled over, police said he appeared intoxicated and he performed poorly on all field sobriety tests. Held until morning arraignment, he was released on $100 bail. 


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