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Bike Violation Turns Into Obstruction Charge In Bridgehampton

Also, a Bridgehampton man is accused of driving drunk in a vehicle with myriad violations.

The following arrests were reported by the Town of Southampton Police Department for the week of Jan. 20. A criminal charge is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Southampton

  • Saul Lopez, 24, of Bridgehampton was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Jan. 18. According to police, Lopez was driving a 2001 Ford 150 down Peconic Road in Southampton when he was observed weaving in and out of his lane. When stopped, police noticed Lopez had an odor of alcohol on his breath, slurred speech, bloodshot, glassy eyes and that he told police he had a beer before getting behind the wheel. Lopez failed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer. Police also discovered that his vehicle was uninsured, uninspected and had switched plates. Lopez was taken into custody and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, having an unregistered motor vehicle, having switched trailer plates, failure to keep right, having an uninsured motor vehicle, having an uninspected motor vehicle and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, all violations. The vehicle was impounded and brought to Town of Southampton Police Headquarters.

Bridgehampton

  • A Sag Harbor man was arrested on charges that he stole merchandise from the Bridgehampton King Kullen on Jan. 13. According to police they received a call from the supermarket’s security personnel, claiming that the 54-year-old defendant was seen on camera placing items in his personal shopping bag as well as his cart. Security then watched the man go to the register and pay for the items inside the cart, but attempted to leave without paying for the items in his bag. He was stopped by security after he left the Montauk Highway store and was held until police arrived. The man was charged with petty larceny, a misdemeanor.
  • A Bridgehampton man was arrested after he allegedly evaded police who were attempting to summons him on a bicycle violation on Jan. 17. According to police the 49-year-old man was riding a bike south on Sag Harbor Turnpike at around 9:30 p.m. when they noticed he was riding without any reflective lights. When police tried to stop him, they said he sped off, northbound and prevented the officer from issuing the summons. Police caught up with the man further up the road and arrested him. He is charged with obstructing government administration in the second-degree, a misdemeanor, as well as riding a bicycle with inadequate lights or reflectors, a violation.

Sagaponack

  • Maximiliano Orduna, 40, of Sagaponack was arrested on a drunken driving charge on Jan. 18. According to police Orduna was driving a 2014 BMW south on Sagg Road at around 11 p.m. when he was stopped for speeding and failing to signal. Police said when questioned Orduna had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, bloodshot, glassy eyes, slurred speech, and when he got out of the vehicle, was unsteady on his feet. He failed a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer. Orduna was taken into custody and charged with DWI, a misdemeanor, speeding and failing to signal, both violations.

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