Town Police Logs: Officer Hears DWI Crash in Amagansett

East Hampton Town police charged several people with drunken driving recently.

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

• Elena Rando, 57, of Montauk, was arrested on a drunken driving charge after a crash in Amagansett on Jan. 28. Police said they saw a 2004 Ford make a right turn onto Atlantic Avenue, as they drove west on Route 27. But the officer heard a crash, and turned around to check the area. They found the Ford had struck a metal fence at about 8 p.m. Rando had allegedly ran onto the medium, knocking down the "Do-Not-Enter" sign before crashing into the fence. She appeared intoxicated and was placed under arrest. Charged with aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor, she was released on her own recognizance the next morning. No injuries were reported.

• Heidi A. Kulp, 44, of Wainscott, was arrested on a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge in Montauk on Jan. 29 at about 8:20 p.m. An officer said he observed a 2006 Dodge traveling west on Montauk Highway. Her vehicle's rear license plate lamp was not functioning. Kulp was pulled over near South Eagle Avenue, and police allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol. She performed poorly on all field sobriety tests, police said. Held overnight, she was released on her own recognizance following arraignment.

• Edgar V. Yugsi Cepeda, 27, of East Hampton, was arrested on a charge of aggravated DWI on Jan. 31 at about 12:30 a.m. Police said his small sedan was traveling west on Cedar Street with its high beams on. After he failed to dim them, police turned around to pull him over. He allegedly sped up, and the officer caught up with him at the traffic light at Route 114 and Stephen Hands Path. Cepeda's vehicle was allegedly swerving and slowing down several times for no apparent reason. Police also noted a "pungent burning smell" coming from the vehicle "indicated the driver had applied significant force to the vehicle's brakes." Police pulled him over in front of the State highway barn on Stephen Hands Path. They said he appeared intoxicated and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. In the morning, he was released on his own recognizance.

• Susanne J. Ryan, 61, of East Hampton, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DWI on Saturday at 3:30 a.m. Police pulled her over in a 2001 Porsche because she allegedly didn't dim her high beams while traveling west on Montauk Highway, near Accabonac Road, and was swerving. She appeared intoxicated, they said. Later that morning, she was released on $350 bail.


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