Crash In Montauk Leads To Arrest

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There were three arrests this past weekend on misdemeanor drunken driving charges made by East Hampton Town Police, as well as one in Sag Harbor.

Abigail Rose Gawronski, 27, was charged with driving while intoxicated on the evening of Saturday, June 22, after crashing a 2007 Mazda into a utility pole on Industrial Road in Montauk, according to the police. Gawronski told the court Sunday morning during her arraignment in front of East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky that she is living in Amagansett but gets her mail in East Hampton. She said she told the arresting officer that she had swerved to avoid striking a deer.

She showed signs of being intoxicated, police reported, and was placed under arrest. She was taken to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where she was treated for an injured right arm, then was released back to the police. Before being released, however, she consented to have blood drawn to test her blood alcohol content. Tekulsky said he would hold off suspending her license, pending the results from that test.

Gawronski was released without bail to her mother, who was in the courtroom for the arraignment.

Paul Phelan, 57, was pulled over on Montauk Highway in Amagansett driving a 2016 Nissan early Sunday morning, June 23, with its headlights off, the police said. Phelan has a New Hampshire driver’s license but recently moved to Smithtown, he told Tekulsky during his Sunday arraignment. Tekulsky quizzed Phelan over prior arrests, outside of New York State, which appeared on Phelan’s record. Phelan seemed reluctant to confirm that the prior arrests were alcohol-related. Bail was set at $500, which was posted.

Police responding to a possible domestic dispute on Flamingo Avenue in Montauk late Sunday afternoon ended up arresting a Bronx man, Steven Hennessey, on a charge of DWI, as well as a violation charge of harassment. Hennessey was pulled over onto the side of the road in a 2010 Subaru, engine running, after getting into a dispute with another individual. He was released after being arraigned Monday.

A Springs woman was arrested on DWI charges in Sag Harbor early Friday morning, June 21. Felecia Mais, 30, was driving a 2015 Nissan when cops say she ran the stop sign at the intersection of Bay and Main Streets. She was released later that day without bail.

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