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Police Logs: Driver Loses License, Arrested 1 Week Later

Also this week, a man came to “an abrupt stop in the middle of the roadway" and was later arrested on DWI charges.

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.

• Marcos Cajamarca, 38, of East Hampton, was arrested on Feb. 23 on a charge of aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor. According to police reports, Cajamarca was driving southbound on Queens Lane, near Stewarts Lane, when he crossed over traffic lines into the oncoming travel lane and proceeded to come to “an abrupt stop in the middle of the roadway.”

Police pulled Cajamarca over and said he had a smell of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech. He was reportedly unsteady on his feet after exiting his car, at one point using his car to hold himself up. Police said he failed all roadside field sobriety tests.

He was held for arraignment and later released on $250 bail.

• Eric Forgione, 27, of Islip, was arrested on Feb. 17 on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, as well as aggravated unlicensed operation, both misdemeanors.

Police said he was seen driving a car westbound on Montauk Highway while using a handheld cell phone, and after stopping Forgione, police saw that his driving privileges in New York State were suspended exactly one week earlier for failing to answer a summons.

Police reports state that after he was informed he was under arrest, Forgione handed over a glass smoking device containing burnt marijuana, and a search revealed that he was holding what was later to be found hydrocodone.

He was released on a $100 appearance ticket.

• Joel Abreu-Rondon, 23, of Montauk, was arrested on Feb. 25 on a misdemeanor DWI charge.

According to police reports, Abreu-Rondon made a u-turn after being pulled over on Montauk Highway, was seen by police driving over traffic markings, and failed to signal for a right-hand turn.

Police pulled the car over and reportedly found Abreu-Rondon to have an odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot eyes and was unsteady on his feet after exiting his car. He reportedly performed poorly on roadside field sobriety tests, was arrested and transported to police headquarters.

He was held for morning arraignment.

Laura Otto February 26, 2013 at 03:01 PM
So let me get this straight....a drunk gets out on $250.00 bail. Another dirtbag with a suspended license, stupid enough to be on his phone while driving with a pipe and presciption drugs ( which will probably be proven not to be his) is released on a $100 ticket? The public needs to be protected!!!! I have a teenage daughter driving out there as do many of my friends who need protection. Law enforcement seems to be doing their job. What is the court system doing letting these people go free with what is less than a slap on the wrist. It's a slap in the face to all of the law abiding people. This is positively SICKENING!!!!
David Buda February 26, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Laura, don't confuse the low "bail" amounts with the potential monetary and other penalties if and when these defendants are convicted of these serious offenses.
Laura Otto February 26, 2013 at 04:27 PM
I'm just concerned and frustrated knowing that they are back on the roads doing the same thing again , as is demonstated in the case of the above whose license was already suspended.
ViralGrain February 26, 2013 at 11:16 PM
How come you never hear of establishments being charged for over serving?
Eastend50 February 27, 2013 at 01:28 AM
ViralGrain To tell you the truth, I have never heard of a bartender or an establishment being criminally charged for not cutting off an intoxicated patron. I don't even know if there is a section of the penal law covering this violation. The bartender and/or the establishment could be faced with a liability issue if the result caused injury/death to the patron or others, because they were served drunk!
Eastend50 February 27, 2013 at 02:05 AM
You can drive through Montauk on a summer weekend night and see hundreds of intoxicated people on the sidewalks. Public intoxication was thrown out by the courts in the 1980's because it was considered a disease. While these people cannot be charged with that crime, the police can still arrest them for disorderly conduct if they say stagger out onto the roadway or commit some other quality of life issue such as urinating in public, open bottle, etc. The result is Montauk and other villages on the east end, have been turned into a honky-tonk towns after midnight in summer by the 20-30 somethings that have invaded it.

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