From East Hampton Patch
The East End DWI Task Force was out in force in the Town of East Hampton on Saturday night, making 17 arrests.
A multi-agency effort, similar to the East End Drug Task Force, it aims to crack down on those driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The initiative began Memorial Day weekend with officers traveling across the North and South Forks, using a team approach to locate drunken drivers, often through road blocks. The stepped-up enforcement effort was dubbed “Operation NiteCAP.
East Hampton Town Justice Court was busier than usual on Sunday morning, with attorneys conferencing with new clients, concerned family members trying to figure out which police department they should bring bail money to, and village and town police officers shuffling around defendants, handcuffed and still wearing Hamptons evening-wear.
One by one, the defendants — 7 women and 10 men — faced the judge for arraignment. The whole process took nearly three hours, though Justice Catherine A. Cahill and justice court clerk Jennifer Anderson had been there a few hours earlier to prepare paperwork.
Fourteen other drivers were charged simply with misdemeanor DWI. Some also were ticketed for traffic infractions.
They were: Frank Hanna Sr., 50, of East Hampton; Pierre Demsey, of East Hampton; Kiril P. Tscherveniachki, of East Hampton; and Meredith J. Linnehan, 27, of East Hampton; Monica N. Quiros, 34, of, North Paladin, N.J.; Michelle Horovitz, 30, of Staten Island; Andrew E. Fisch, Vitaly Aranovich, Joseph Labita, Rachel M. Gering, 43, all of New York City; Mark R. Roskams, of New York City and Miami; Francois Belizaire, of Upper Montclair, N.J.; Matthew A. Creedon, 25, of Bayville; and Nicole M. Valmorbida, 32, of Southampton.
Everyone indicated they would make bail, except for William X. Anguisaca-Garcia, 22, of East Hampton, whose bail was set at $5,000 cash or $25,000 bond.
Anguisaca-Garcia appeared in the same court room just two weeks ago to plead guilty to a reduced charge of driving while ability impaired related to an April arrest. His plea arrangement included a license suspension, but Saturday night he was caught behind the wheel and allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
Police charged him with felony aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, for driving with a suspended license, and DWI, as well as reckless driving. Officers also claim he resisted arrest, adding another misdemeanor charge, to the tally.
East Hampton attorney Robert J. Savage, who was called to court ….MORE
From East Hampton Patch