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Police Logs: 2 Springs Men Arrested on DWI Charges Close To Home

One driver held on $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond after felony DWI arrest.

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

• Harry A. Pena-Reyes, 27, of Springs, was held on $15,000 cash or $30,000 bond after he was picked up on a felony aggravated driving while intoxicated charge, due to a prior conviction and a high blood alcohol level, in Springs on Feb. 28.

Police said they initially spotted Pena-Reyes' vehicle at the intersection of Three Mile Harbor-Hog Creek Road and Folkstone Drive going 55 mph in a 35 mph zone at about 2 a.m. According to police, the vehicle "partially left the roadway and crossed into the opposite lane of travel," before making a left turn onto Richardson Avenue.

Police turned on their lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop, but Pena-Reyes did not stop, instead driving in the opposite lane of travel. He made a left onto Mary Street — where he lives — while continuing to ignore the police sirens. He drove to the end of Mary Street and stopped in a driveway. Police walked over to the vehicle, and they said he appeared drunk.

He failed all field sobriety tests and was taken to headquarters. Police said he was previously convicted of DWI in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Oct. 14, 2010. His vehicle was impounded due to Suffolk County Seizure Law. His blood alcohol level was also above .18, police said.

East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana arraigned him. Unable to post bail, he was turned over to Suffolk County Sheriff's office.

• Julio Pedro Mateo, 33, of Springs, was arrested on a misdemeanor aggravated DWI charge on Sunday. Police said his vehicle was seen swerving on Three Mile Harbor Road, near Fort Pond Blvd. in Springs at about 6:45 p.m. As he made a right turn onto Bruce Lane — also where he lives — he drove in the oncoming traffic lane of traffic. During a traffic stop, he appeared intoxicated, according to police. His arraignment information was not immediately available.

Rose March 08, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Why is it always the Mexicans in the news. Welcome to America.
Bonac Refugee March 08, 2013 at 03:09 PM
R.I.P Springs.So sad!!!
Smithee March 08, 2013 at 04:11 PM
@ Rose - You do realize that the Mexican population of the east end is almost non-existent? Don't generalize.
Rose March 08, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Yeah, there are only 3 or 4 hundred, & they all make it to Patch or Newsday. How come Dan's Papers keeps talking about housing for our immigrant brothers.
Cat March 08, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Smithee, wake up! Who picks all the crops out there, Latvians, Arabs & Frenchmen?? Who is working in the kitchen of EVERY one of your restaurants, Canadians & Eskimos?? It's all immigrants from South America, most of them illegal, most of them Mexican. But don't let your little bleeding heart worry, cause they ain't going back. You, and unfortunately a lot of the rest of us, will be paying for their needs.
Smithee March 08, 2013 at 11:30 PM
I was correcting your sweeping generalization. The majority of immigrants on the East End of Long Island are from Ecuador. Historically, Mexicans have settled in the South and on the West Coast, much less frequently on the East Coast. There are probably a couple of hundred Mexicans here tops, the majority of immigrants are from Ecuador and Colombia. Yes there are a lot of immigrants here, I recognize that. What I am saying to you is that when you complain about "them Mexicans" you only sound like idiots. People are less likely to support your commentary when you lack eloquence and the correct information. Inform yourselves, understand the problem (and where it comes from), and get your facts straight if you want to be taken seriously. @Cat - Would it be more aesthetically pleasing to you to have Frenchmen picking your crops?
Cat March 09, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Next time you come out of a restaurant late, or a movie theatre, & you hear a Spanish voice threaten you, i hope you ask him where he comes from just before he aesthetically pleases himself by robbing you, or worse. And while he's walking away after hitting you, by all means ask him, in your eloquent but shaking voice, if it's north or south Equador he hails from. And when the cops show, make you get your facts straight about your mystery man from the south, else you'll sound like the idiot you seem to be.
Smithee March 09, 2013 at 01:39 AM
Xenophobic much?
Cat March 09, 2013 at 02:37 AM
I'm more afraid of the leftist leaning natives than the new arrivals. Glad to see you couldn't top my argument so you resorted to personal attacks. Predictable. Enjoy the movie. I think I'll sign off for good while I'm ahead. Knock yourself out. (Or let Juan do it.)
ViralGrain March 09, 2013 at 05:13 PM
Whats wrong with a bunch of people who want to work, have Christian backgrounds, are family orientated with family values coming here. Be grateful. Would you prefer Haitians, Jamaicans or Puerto Ricans? Area's such as Brentwood and other areas that were truly dangerous have come a long way thanks to the latino population. They own businesses and contribute to the community. There are good and bad in every population. Just be grateful that we are blessed by mostly good latino's. I bet if you could look past your prejudice and racist ways, and tried to get to know them you would realize that they are good people and make great loyal friends.
Cat March 09, 2013 at 10:49 PM
Publish your address & I'll send Harry & Julio (story above) over to do the lawn.
Arnold Timer March 15, 2013 at 01:01 AM
Hey Viral, It's me Arnold from the pope page. Talk about hate speech! What do you have against Haitians, Jamaicans or Puerto Ricans? Condemning entire populations as less desirable than Latinos? Wow! I think you need to "look past your prejudice and racism." (your words) Look up the word hypocrite in the dictionary and see if your picture is there!

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