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Southampton DWI Arrests for the Week of December 7

Amanda Blechman, 30, of Flanders was pulled over by Quogue Village Police on the evening of November 24 after police said she was observed speeding in a 25-mph zone. Police allege Blechman was traveling at 43 mph and, following the traffic stop, was determined to be intoxicated and charged with first-offense DWI, a misdemeanor. She was held overnight for morning arraignment.

Darguin Escandon-Galarza, 43, of Hampton Bays, was pulled over on Old Riverhead Road just before midnight on December 2 for failing to dim his brights to accommodate approaching drivers, as is required under New York State law. Town Police said after he crossed the double yellow line, Escandon-Galarza was pulled over and charged with first offense DWI, a misdemeanor. He got a ticket, too, for failing to dim his lights, according to police.

Julio Mejia-Guncay, 38, of East Hampton, was reportedly driving recklessly on Montauk Highway in Sagaponack on the evening of December 2, and Town Police said they also observed him driving without taillights and swerving in the his lane, prompting a traffic stop. Mejia-Guncay was subsequently charged with felony DWI, an elevated charge due to two previous convictions within the past 10 years. He was further charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the third degree, a misdemeanor, among a slew of other violations of traffic and safety law.

Alfonso Serrano-Martinez, 36, of Woodside, Queens, was pulled over by Town Police on County Road 39A in North Sea in the early morning hours of December 1 following a report of an erratic driver who was “all over the roadway.” He was pulled over after police said they observed him failing to maintain his lane, driving so slow that he was impeding traffic, and failing to use his turning signal. Police said Serrano-Martinez performed poorly on standardized field sobriety tests and was charged with aggravated DWI for having a blood alcohol content at .18 percent or more, a misdemeanor, along with a handful of traffic and safety violations that included drinking while driving.

Richard Alvarracin-Gutama, 36, of Mastic was observed by Town Police making a very wide right-hand turn from Springville Road onto Montauk Highway on the evening of December 3 and “narrowly avoiding a head on motor vehicle accident” with a police cruiser in the process, said Town Police, who eventually pulled him over after Alvarracin-Gutama then started to head east in the wrong lane of Good Ground Road. He performed poorly on field sobriety tests, police said, and was charged with first-offense DWI, a misdemeanor, among a slew of other traffic and safety violations that included failing to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Jhonny Menarenteria, 55, of Flanders was observed speeding near Huntington Lane at around 3:30 a.m. on November 30, according to Town Police, and when she was pulled over, police determined she was intoxicated and charged Menarenteria with first offense DWI, a misdemeanor, along with nine other violations of traffic and safety law.