Early Morning Springs Crash Leads To Arrest


A Springs man who East Hampton town police said crashed a 2002 Cadillac into a telephone pole on Three Mile Harbor Hog Creek Road February 22 was arrested and charged with drunken driving.

Kevin Gustavo Yunga Lopez, 21, reportedly told police he had just left work before the crash early Saturday morning near Gann Road. He said he is a DJ at an area bar. The arresting officer said Yunga Lopez was still behind the wheel of the wrecked car when he arrived. Unhurt, the officer said Yunga Lopez smelled of alcohol, and failed sobriety tests.

After being arrested, police said, Yunga Lopez took a breath test at headquarters, which indicated he had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. In addition to the misdemeanor DWI charges, Yunga Lopez is charged with unlicensed driving. According to the police, Yunga Lopez only has a learner’s permit, which would forbid him from both driving without a licensed driver being in the car and driving at night.

East Hampton Town Justice Lisa Rana told Yunga Lopez during his arraignment later that morning he could not drive. She suspended his driving privileges in New York, and then he was then released.

In other news, an East Hampton man was arrested on February 13 on a misdemeanor charge of choking another person after East Hampton Town police investigated a domestic violence incident from the day before. Christian Huanga, 25, and the alleged victim got into a dispute about his seeing another woman, police said. He was held overnight after his arrest and arraigned on February 14. Before releasing him, Justice Rana issued a court order that allows Huanga to be in the presence of the alleged victim, with whom he has children with, but prohibits him from any abusive conduct.

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