EH Police: Traffic Stop Leads To Charges

A traffic stop for having overly tinted glass on a 2012 Jeep on Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road led to the arrest of a Springs man on multiple charges. Mario Betancur-Serna, 33, has a history of arrests in East Hampton, including arrests stemming from alleged domestic violence situations.

According to the East Hampton Town police, when Betancur-Serna was pulled over on Thursday afternoon, May 2, he had four passengers in his vehicle; a woman and three children. All four, the police said, have standing orders of protection in place, issued out of family court in Riverside last November. The orders require that Betancur-Serna have no contact with the four.

Besides being issued a moving violation, Betancur-Serna was charged with four misdemeanor counts of criminal contempt. He was arraigned the following morning, and was released after posting bail.

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