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DWI Reports For Week Of July 2

Matthew R. Chaifetz, 38, of Manhattan was arrested on June 25 at 1:07 a.m. and charged with two counts of DWI, a misdemeanor. According to Village Police, they observed Mr. Chaifetz driving southbound on Main Street in Sag Harbor, crossing the double yellow lines into northbound traffic. Police said he appeared intoxicated and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Mr. Chaiftez was held for morning arraignment, at which time he was released on his own recognizance to return to justice court at a later date.

Eyal Arad, 49, of New York was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Sagg Road in Sagaponack on June 28 at 7:36 a.m. and charged with DWI. Police said they observed him making an unsafe turn from Montauk Highway onto Sagg Road. According to the police report, Mr. Arad used the car door to steady himself during field sobriety tests, which he did not pass.

Roman Romanyuk, 59, of Riverhead was arrested by Southampton Town Police on Flanders Road in Flanders at just after 2:30 a.m. on June 27 and charged with DWI. Police say he was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition.

Nelson Arriaza, 45, of Hampton Bays was arrested by Southampton Town Police ad charged with DWI on June 29 at 12:51 a.m. after he was involved in a motor vehicle accident on Sandalwood Court in Hampton Bays.

Juliana Souza, 32, of Mattituck was arrested by Southampton Town Police on East Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays on June 28 just before 7:30 p.m. and charged with DWI after police said she collided with a parked car. She then fled west and her vehicle was seen by police swaying over a white line, then running a red light.

Daniel Paulos, 27, Calverton, was arrested by Southampton Town Police on June 29 just after 1 a.m. and charged with BWI after he was stopped by the Southampton Bays Constables near Canal Road in Hampton Bays for driving a personal watercraft at night and failing to wear a proper flotation device.

Ivan R. Morocho-Pucha, 33, of East Hampton, was arrested by East Hampton Town Police on June 26 at 11:25 p.m. and charged with two felony counts of DWI due to having a previous conviction for DWI within the last 10 years. According to police, around 10:33 p.m., they observed Mr. Morocho-Pucha drive a 2011 Ford F-150 off the roadway and onto the shoulder while traveling westbound on Abraham’s Path near Springs Fireplace Road in East Hampton. Police said he appeared intoxicated and performed poorly on field sobriety tests. Police also discovered he had a previous conviction for DWI in October 2015 in East Hampton. Mr. Morocho-Pucha was also charged with driving a leased, rented or loaned vehicle without a court-ordered interlock device, a misdemeanor and for unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation, as well as for being an unlicensed operator. He was held for morning arraignment where he was released on his own recognizance for a future court date.

An 18-year-old East Hampton resident, whose name was withheld by police for being a youthful offender, was charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, and for operating a motor vehicle with a 0.08 blood alcohol level, also a misdemeanor, on June 27 at 4:33 a.m. According to police, around 3:30 a.m., a gray 2019 Nissan Rogue crashed into a tree on Springs Fireplace Road near Gardiner Avenue in Springs. The defendant was observed exiting the driver’s side of the vehicle and appeared intoxicated, said police, performing poorly on field sobriety tests. According to the accident report, the driver was treated for chest pains and transported to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital for medical treatment. He was released on his own recognizance for a future court date.

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