The following DWI arrests were released this week.
Fernando N. Maciel Talavera, 36, of Hampton Bays, was arrested on suspicion of DWI following an accident on Route 114, near Red Fox Road, in East Hampton, on Thursday at about 1 a.m. Another driver told police that Talavera's Mazda had passed her going south, almost sideswiping her. He then reportedly drove into a wooded area, hitting Oak Saplings along the shoulder and causing minor damage to the front bumper, police said. An officer found Talavera in the driver's seat in the northbound lane shoulder facing south. While he refused to perform field sobriety tests, police said, a breath test at headquarters read .18. He was charged with aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor, and released on $750 bail after being arraigned in .
Howard Landon, 65, of Palm Beach, FL, was driving his Mercedes-Benz 90 mph in a 55 mph zone on Montauk Highway in Montauk on the afternoon of Aug. 8, according to police. He reportedly appeared drunk and failed field sobriety tests during the traffic stop at 1:20 p.m. A breath test at headquarters resulted in a .12. He was held overnight and released on his own recognizance the next day.
Thomas W. Havlik, 60, of Montauk, was spotted swerving in Montauk in a police officer's side-view mirror on Aug. 6 at 2:40 a.m., an arrest report said. The officer turned around and followed Havlik's Toyota pick-up truck, which was allegedly still swerving. Police pulled him over near South Fulton Drive, where he stopped for "two seconds" and then continued to merge back into traffic. Approximately 50 feet later, he stopped in the shoulder. When police asked him to perform field sobriety tests, "he mocked and performed the tests in his own matter" without following directions. A breath test done at headquarters resulted in a .21 blood alcohol level. He was charged with aggravated DWI. Justice Lisa R. Rana released him on $300 bail.
After Michael D. Butler, 52, of Wilmington, DE, was pulled over in Amagansett on the evening of Aug. 7, police said they found an open can of Bud Light upright between his two feet and, later, several empty bottles of Veil Vodka in the center console of his Jeep. A tipster had alerted police to an erratic driver on Montauk Hgihway around 7:55 p.m. Then an officer said he saw Butler pull out of the gas station and make a wide right-hand turn onto the highway, crossing into the opposite lane. A test at headquarters resulted in a .14 blood alcohol reading and he was charged with DWI. Justice Catherine A. Cahill released him the next day on $750 bail.
Christopher T. Duffy, 21, of Sag Harbor, was arrested on a driving while intoxicated charge after police spotted him on Cedar Street, just outside the village on Friday. Police said they pulled him over, near Osborne Lane at about 3:15 a.m., because his headlights had unequal power and one side was dim. He failed all field sobriety tests and refused to take a breath test at headquarters, according to police. Justice Cahill released him on $300 bail.
Alfred D. Deforest-Keys, 40, of New York City, was pulled over on Bluff Road in Amagansett when a taillight on his Audi was not lit up at 2:10 a.m., police said. He appeared drunk and performed poorly on field sobriety tests, according to police. He reportedly refused a breath test and was charged with DWI. Justice Cahill released him on $500 bail.
Robyn N. Moreno, 38, of Springs, was arrested on suspicion of DWI on Cedar Street, near Hands Creek Road, on Aug. 10 just after midnight. Police said Moreno drove her Jeep into the oncoming traffic lane several times, blew a stop sign, and sped 55 mph in a 30 mph zone before being pulled over. Moreno, who contacted an attorney once at headquarters, refused to take a breath test. She was released on her own recognizance later that day.