In the hours after midnight on Memorial Day, it became clear that, for the East Hampton Town Police, the 2019 summer season was underway, as officers made four arrests on DWI charges in less than five hours.
The most serious charges were brought against Carlos Rac-Subuyuj, 40, of East Hampton. Police said they spotted him behind the wheel of 2007 Nissan on Springs-Fireplace Road, driving erratically and swerving across lane lines. After being pulled over, police said Rac-Subuyuj failed sobriety tests, leading to his arrest. At headquarters, he allegedly took a breath test which indicated the percentage of alcohol in his blood was high enough to raise the DWI charge against him to the aggravated level. That charge was also a felony, as was the unlicensed driving charge police made, because Rac-Subuyuj had a prior DWI conviction from 2015.
The judge to whom he pleaded guilty in 2015 is the same one who arraigned him later Memorial Day morning. East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky told Rac-Subuyuj that when he sentenced him in 2015, he had warned him that a repeat conviction on an unlicensed driving charge would result in jail time. However, Tekulsky said, since it was very possible that Rac-Subuyuj would be indicted on the felony charge, the case would move to state court and another judge.
He set bail at $10,000, which was posted.
A Montauk man, John Landon, 73, was charged with DWI as a misdemeanor. Landon was behind the wheel of a 2009 Toyota when he went the wrong way when trying to get out of a parking space, and shattered a plate glass window at the front of the 7-Eleven, police said. As a local man who had never been arrested before, Tekulsky ordered him released without bail.
Kyle Lombardo, 27, had the highest blood/alcohol content of those arrested, at .24, “three times the allowable limit,” and over the .18 mark that triggers the aggravated DWI charge, Tekulsky told Lombardo. As a first-time offender, the charge was at the misdemeanor level, and he was released without bail.
Robert O’Boyle, 61, of Greenwich, CT, was driving a 2014 Porsche on Route 114 near Stephen Hands Path when he was pulled over for allegedly speeding. Charged with DWI as a misdemeanor, O’Boyle, who has owned a condo in Napeague for many years, was released without bail.
Town police made a fifth DWI arrest on Memorial Day, this one just before midnight. Emilse Hurtado, 42, of East Hampton was pulled over on Wainscott Stone Road for allegedly driving without turning on her headlights. She was released without bail.