Bridgehampton, NY - October 27th, 2014 - On 10/25/14 at about 11:35 PM, Riverside Troopers stopped a Honda Civic for an unsafe lane change on the eastbound side of Montauk Highway, east of Ocean Road. While interviewing the operator, Flavio Pena-Vallejo, age 42, of Maidstone Avenue in East Hampton, troopers noticed signs of intoxication. Mr. Pena-Vallejo failed sobriety tests and was subsequently arrested for DWI. Traveling with Mr. Pena-Vallejo in the vehicle was his 6 year-old child.
The defendant was charged with Aggravated DWI (Leandra’s Law, E Felony), Endangering the Welfare of a Child(A Misd.), and several traffic violations. The defendant was held overnight at the Suffolk County Jail in Riverhead pending Sunday morning arraignment in Southampton Town Court. His child was released to a family member.