EH Cops: Man Passed Out, Charged With DWI

An East Hampton man was found passed out behind the wheel of a 2015 Toyota on Accabonac Road near his Banks Court home early Monday morning June 10, according to the police. Omar Leon-Saldana, 19, was unconscious when an officer approached the Toyota, which was pulled over to the side of the road, transmission in park, with the engine running, the East Hampton Town police said. The arresting officer reported that Leon-Saldana said he was coming from Montauk.

Allegedly failing sobriety tests, he was placed under arrest on a misdemeanor driving while intoxicated charge, and was taken to police headquarters, where a breath test allegedly showed a blood-alcohol content of .16 of one percent, over twice the legal limit.

Due to his local ties, he was ordered released without bail by East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky after his arraignment later Monday morning.

Three men were arrested Saturday morning, June 8, on misdemeanor DWI charges. Two of the three, Tomas Torres of Springs, 46, and Roger Tejas, 47, of Hampton Bays, refused to take the stationhouse breath test, causing Tekulsky to suspend their driving licenses for the next year, pending a hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The third man arrested, Franklin Nieto-Cuesta, 45, of Springs, did reportedly take the breath test, with a .15 reading. His license was also suspended by Tekulsky, though, because he took the stationhouse breath test, he could be eligible for a hardship license to drive to and from work.

Each of the three men got the same warning from Tekulsky during their arraignments: If they disobey his suspension orders and are charged with unlicensed driving while their cases are pending, and are convicted in front of him of that charge, “You will go to jail.”

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