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Police Logs: DWI Charge After 'Crossing Center Line'

The town police only reported one drunken driving arrest in the week before Christmas.

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

Police released the following report for the week of Dec. 24:

• Carlos R. Hernandez, 45, of Springs, was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge in East Hampton on Dec. 15 at 3:45 a.m. Police said they saw Hernandez swerving in 1997 Dodge north on Stephen Hands Path, near Wheelock Way at about 3:15 a.m. The Dodge reportedly crossed over the center line. Police said he failed all field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest. They also noted his privilege to drive had been suspended twice in 2011 for failure to pay a fine and answer a summons in Queens. Justice Rana released him on $750 bail.

Dr. Sarah Alward December 26, 2012 at 06:02 PM
Why are these repeat offenders being released? They should be jailed before they kill someone.
Darren Gengarelly Sr. December 26, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Shouldn't we just make alchohol illegal. Over 10.000 deaths a year at the hands of legal poison but my rifle should be outlawed even though i have never had any gun related "accidents". It's all just in case. Why not address alchohol with the same attitude. It is the catalyst of unimaginable pain and suffering. I guess that wine glass is too important. BAH BAH!!!!
Quinten December 27, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Dr. Alward, the above subject has not been arrested for DWI in the past. A suspended license is different then a DWI. He basically didn't pay his traffic summons in Queens, which is why his privilege to drive in NY was suspended.
Spikeland December 27, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Ban alcohol? Haven't we tried that?
local Business owner December 27, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Seriously , ban alcohol???that was a stupid concept! How about castrate illegals
Preliator December 27, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Oh yes but bans are good. They should ban anything that is bad for you; alcohol, cigarettes, guns, fast cars, MSG, trans fats, 16 oz. sodas...ban it all. Yes by heavens we need more government agencies and officials to sit in offices in far away places and decide what is good for us, how else are we to grow government with out end.
Artie December 27, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Lookatallthesheep has absolutely no clue about anything. Alcohol sales account for 40% of restaurant sales. Ban alcohol and most people won't go out and eat anymore. Also 300,000 liquor stores would close and 2,000,000 bars would shudder. There would be 40,000,000 people out of work and billions of tax dollars lost. Our economy would be so fxxked we would be a thousand times in worse shape than we are now. ALCOHOL WILL HEVER BE BANNED.
Preliator December 27, 2012 at 05:21 PM
So even though alcohol is bad it is good because of the jobs it creates and the tax revenue it generates. Just like cigarettes and, oh wow, guns.
Artie December 28, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Sad fact but yes.

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