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Police Logs: Drunken Driver Detained on Deportation Order

An East Hampton resident is being held at the Suffolk County jail after being arrested on felony DWI charges.

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

• Jose F. Jarama, 38, of East Hampton, is being held at the Suffolk County jail following an arrest on felony DWI charges in East Hampton Village on Nov. 13 at about 4:30 p.m.

According to village police, an officer was on routine patrol on the shoulder of Woods Lane, when someone approached police about a grey Oldsmobile van with Illinois plates with a large dent in the back was operating in an erratic manner in front of her.

Police located the van on Main Street and followed it to Mill Hill Lane, where it did not signal a turn. The van than drove on the wrong side of the road until police activated their emergency lights. The driver than pulled to the right shoulder. Jarama was behind the wheel and told police he had a suspended license. Police said he appeared intoxicated and when he exited the vehicle, they saw several empty and half-empty cans of Budweiser beer on the floor.

He refused to perform field sobriety tests, police said. Multiple revocations and suspensions showed up on his Department of Motor Vehicle report. There was also an outstanding bench warrant for failure to appear in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Jan. 20, 2011. The vehicle was impounded and seized due to a prior conviction of DWI on June 29, 2006.

Jarama was charged with felony DWI, misdemeanor aggravated DWI, first-, second-, and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicles, which range from a felony to misdemeanors, and several violations of Vehicle & Traffic law.

According to Suffolk County jail records, Jarama is being held on $15,300 bail and is due back in town justice court on Dec. 6. The US Department of Homeland Security also issued a detainer for him due to a deportation warrant.

• Simone K. Anderson-Chandler, 27, of Bridgehampton, was arrested on Saturday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. She was pulled over after police saw her swerving in a 2008 Honda on Montauk Highway, near Hampton Place, in East Hampton at about 2:25 a.m., town police said. She pulled over and parked, but then put the car in drive and slowly drove up the shoulder of the road. Police activated the sirens again and told her to put the car in parked, which she did, they said. Police said she performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested at about 2:45 a.m. Later that morning, Justice Lisa R. Rana released her on her own recognizance.

• A 23-year-old Montauk man was arrested on several charges on Nov. 15, a few weeks after a domestic dispute took place, town police said. Soon after coming to the victim's door to have a conversation on Oct. 26, the man allegedly grabbed the victim by her neck and pushed her back, causing her to fall on the floor. He then picked up their child and kicked the victim, as she lay on the floor. He then walked toward the door and the victim got up, grabbed the defendant's shirt and he dropped the baby on the coach and left the apartment, said police, who were called shortly afterwards. The defendant was not picked up until Nov. 15. Justice Catherine A. Cahill arraigned the defendant on criminal obstruction of breathing, acting in a manner injurious to a child, both misdemeanors, and second-degree harassment, a violation. He was released on $250 bail. An order of protection was issued and Child Protective Services were notified.

East Hampton Patch's policy is not to name those involved in domestic incidents unless they are charged with serious felonies.

MARTIN DREW November 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM
Ju$tice Rana - ROR for a DWI - while the Spanish guy is being thrown the full extent of the law .. Di$crimination anyone??? $end the proper Me$$age "drive drunk and it co$t$ you dearly" $o much for equal treatment under the law ; Discrimination 101!!!
MARTIN DREW November 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM
ROR is no deterrent for others !!!
MARTIN DREW November 21, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Forget bail ... You can have the unlimited get out of jail free cards obviou$ly in our ju$tice$ power . So much for representing taxpayers and keeping them safe . Judge Rana should be a$hamed of her continued deci$ion$ to ROR "people who drive drunk" .. Follow the facts ; remember this when election time is upon us again. We need ju$tice$ who bring all mea$ures of the law into their courtroom including BAIL when you break the law .. Cant bail out get ready for RIVERHEAD!! $uffer your deci$ion to drive drunk otherwi$e!!!
MARTIN DREW November 21, 2012 at 12:53 PM
BTW- all thes "Illinios" platred vehicles abundent in our town ... Isnt this a red flag that " illegal residents" are operating these vehicles ? After 45 days in NY you are required to re- register your vehicle .. ? Also are these Illinois residents putting their children to school here ? How blind have we become ? Open your eyes to Illinois plated vehicles ; they are everywhere ... What is going on with this .. will School officials notify authorities ? Of course not the just want the money associated with the student enrolled who is from Illinois ... Smells of cheating the system to me .
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) November 21, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Patriot, you have to remember that bail speaks to a lot of things: the type of charges, but also the defendant's criminal background and history with the court. I wasn't there for the arraignment, but I believe Mr. Jarama has higher bail due to his previous convictions AND the fact that he hadn't shown up to court in 2011.
David Buda November 21, 2012 at 02:28 PM
When patrolling our neighborhoods the police should take note of out-of-state registered vehicles and act when they notice they are regularly parked for more than 30 days. NY law requires all NY RESIDENTS to register (and insure) any vehicle they own in NY within 30 days of becoming a RESIDENT. If they do not do so, it is probable that the owner of the vehicle does not have a New York license and may not have valid auto insurance. Over the years, I have noticed waves of cars with license plates from other States in our area. Many are likely to be driven by persons who cannot obtain, or have lost the right to hold, NY State licenses and vehicle registrations. For some reason Illinois is the current favorite, while PA, NC and SC have also been used in the recent past. Unlawful out-of-state vehicle registrations deprives our State of revenue, and allows people to evade the law. Our police must do their jobs!
Ralebird November 21, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Bail is not supposed to be a deterrant. For a "Patriot" it seems you don't understand our legal system. The ONLY purpose of bail is to assure that the accused (who has the constitutionally guaranteed presumption of innocence) will return to court for trial. Those with firm roots in the community are properly released without bond or bail.
Ralebird November 21, 2012 at 05:39 PM
What's with the "Pending Approval" for so many comments? What triggers that, particularly in the comment here at 12:37 PM?
Taylor K. Vecsey (Editor) November 21, 2012 at 05:42 PM
ralebird, I don't know. Your comment did post immediately, right? I don't see anything pending. Email me if you need me to look into it further.
David Buda November 21, 2012 at 05:50 PM
"ralebird" is of course correct regarding the purposes for, and limitations on, the imposition of bail as a condition for release from police custody. Now, all we need is for the Courts, if the defendant is convicted, to impose sentences in all DWI cases that are the most meaningful deterrents within the ambit of the law..
Eric drew November 28, 2012 at 11:03 PM
It's time to take our country back ! And we can start with our own town !! Nobody has the integrity to do it !!
Rick Hoyt December 02, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Yes, Eric Sadly - Way too Many PC Folks.Swarms of Jellyfish with No Backbones.

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