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Nov 26, 2015 8:59 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Southampton Town Police Arrest Nine During DWI Task Force Enforcement

Nov 29, 2015 7:36 AM

Southampton Town Police nabbed nine suspected offenders during one segment of the Suffolk County district attorney’s office’s East End DWI Task Force conducted from 8 p.m. Wednesday through 4 a.m. Thursday.

Patrols were utilized throughout the Town of Southampton, and 56 motorists were stopped and screened for impaired driving, according to police. Of the 56, six were arrested and charged with driving while impaired or intoxicated, two were arrested on outstanding warrants, and one was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree.

The six motorists who were arrested for DWI:

Elvin M. Mendez, 21, of Mastic Beach was charged with driving while impaired by drugs as well as unlawful possession of marijuana.

Abel Depaz, 25, of Hampton Bays was arrested for DWI, a misdemeanor, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle in the first degree, a felony.

Maria Fransisco, 46, of Flanders; Andre Baskin, 39, of Riverhead; William Debeauchamp, 61, of Smithtown; and Michele Schutte, 33 of Yaphank were all charged with DWI.

The press release also noted that during the time of the Task Force Enforcement Detail, no vehicle collisions resulting serious injuries were reported within the Town of Southampton.

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Good job guys!
By Q333 (161), Southampton on Nov 26, 15 10:56 AM
Oh, it was the Suffolk County DA's idea. Never mind.
By Q333 (161), Southampton on Nov 28, 15 9:26 AM
Thank god the wind was blowing in the right direction this weekend...otherwise the SHTPD dogs might not have been able to smell the booze on the drivers' breath.

Probably also helps that much of the fall foliage has fallen off the trees, so the cops could see the drivers. Might have missed them otherwise.
By wrk (20), East Quogue on Nov 27, 15 8:24 AM
A lot of us. This towns blind eye to those who have broken the law and continuously do so affects us directly whether it's the undercutting of citizens and LEGAL immigrants salaries, diminishing the values of our property, burdening our school districts to unsustainable levels, or flooding our roads with fraudulently registered cars (commute from Illinois do you?) with uninsured drivers.
A lot of us.
By jams (129), hampton bays on Nov 27, 15 2:57 PM
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By wrk (20), East Hampton on Nov 27, 15 4:47 PM
I thought all the people from Illinois were coming here to flee the violence of Chicago. Ya learn something new everyday.:)
By fish sticks (53), hampton bays on Nov 29, 15 7:06 PM
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Yes fish sticks. And guess what the plates from Texas, South Carolina, etc they're not commuting every morning to gampton bays either!
I know because I walk outside every morning and there are a total of 10-11 cars from out of state parked at the two houses next to me.
I'm glad you can get a laugh at my families expense.
By jams (129), hampton bays on Nov 30, 15 7:17 AM
Jams. You have to keep complaining to Code Enforcement. Do it anonymously though. They keep a log on of all complaints about a property. They are currently being sued for retaliating against a homeowner who complained about a property like your neighbor. If enough people sue to the Town over the actions of Code Enforcement, they will be forced to act.
By Q333 (161), Southampton on Nov 30, 15 12:00 PM
Hampton Bays
By jams (129), hampton bays on Nov 30, 15 7:18 AM
And now they are planing on expanding the Church behind CBs and the town is letting them over build ???

Why ???
By Erin 27 E (1281), hampton bays on Nov 30, 15 7:44 AM
why not?
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Nov 30, 15 5:00 PM
Village of HB code enforcement

Village of HB housing court

Village of HB prosecuting attorneys.

DO IT !!!
By aging hipster (201), Southampton on Nov 30, 15 4:42 PM
should have done it 35 years ago
By xtiego (698), bridgehampton on Dec 1, 15 5:26 PM