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Sag Harbor Man Released on $10K Bail After Felony DWI Charge

The following reports were released for the week of Oct. 15.

The following information was supplied by the East Hampton Town Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

• Frederick B. Chacon, 28, was charged with felony DWI in Amagansett on Oct. 8 due to a previous conviction. Police said he traveling 45 mph in a 30 mph zone on Montauk Highway. He was pulled over near Atlantic Avenue, and appeared to be drunk at about 1:45 a.m. He reportedly failed all field sobriety tests. Police said his privileges to drive were revoked and suspended eight times, going back to 2007. He was convicted of DWI on Sept. 21, 2011 in the Town of Southampton, according to police. They also found a warrant from the New York City Police Department dated 2002. In addition to the drunken driving charge, Chacon was charged with first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, a felony. He was released on $10,000 bail.

More DWIs

• Benton A. Savage, 41, of Montauk, was arrested on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge in Montauk on Oct. 8 at about 3:20 a.m. According to police, they saw him speeding in a 2006 Ford with Tennessee plates on Montauk Highway, near South Fox Street, at about 3:10 a.m. He was reportedly going 65 mph in a 55 mph zone and failed to keep right. He appeared intoxicated, police said. Held for morning arraignment, he was released on his own recognizance.

• Cesar A. Martinez, 54, of East Hampton, was arrested on a felony charge of driving with a suspended license and drunken driving in Springs on Oct. 5 at about 10:30 a.m. Martinez was going 45 mph in a 30 mph zone on Fort Pond Boulevard, near Fleming Street, in a 1997 Ford, police said. He was stopped at about 10:15 a.m., when police noticed the strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He reportedly performed poorly on field sobriety tests, and was placed under arrests. Police said they found his license was revoked three times for alcohol related offenses and it was suspended once for failure to pay a fine out of Columbia County. He was held without bail, but released from district court on his own recognizance on Oct. 10, according to jail records.

• Russell G. Barone, 25, of Patchogue, was arrested in East Hampton on a misdemeanor DWI charge on Oct. 13 at about 2:20 a.m. Police said they saw Barone go through a traffic light on Newtown Lane in East Hampton Village at about 1:55 a.m. They also noticed his driver's side tail lamp was insufficient, and made a U-turn to follow him. He was reportedly speeding, and police had to go 50 mph in a 40 mph zone to keep up with him. He was also crossing over the double-yellow lines, police said. Police stopped him on Montauk Highway, west of Stephen Hands Path, just outside the village. Held for arraignment later that morning, he was released on $350 bail.

• Anthony J. Kareis, 25, of Red Lion, Penn., was arrested on a drunken driving charge after allegedly speeding on Tub Oarsman Road in East Hampton on Oct. 12. Police said he was traveling 59 mph in a 40 mph zone, and pulled him over in a driveway on Three Mile Harbor Road at about 10:20 p.m. Charged with aggravated DWI, a misdemeanor, he was released on $500 bail the next day.

• Alexander H. Reinwald, 34, of Montauk, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DWI in Amagansett on Oct. 13 at about 12:55 a.m. Police pulled him on Dune Lane at about 12:30 a.m. He was released on $175 bail following arraignment. No further information was available.

• Howard A. Dunn, 51, of Springs, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DWI in Springs on Oct. 13. Police said Dunn was driving a 1999 Chevrolet on Three Mile Harbor Road when he crossed the double-yellow lines several times. The officer pulled him over near Harbor View Drive at about 1:30 a.m. Held for arraignment, he was released on $350 bail.

Old Group Chat Leads To Chokehold

• A 38-year-old East Hampton man was arrested at police headquarters on Oct. 10, charged in a allegedly violent altercation two days earlier. The victim told police that while at a friend's house on Springs-Fireplace Road, he was confronted by the defendant who was upset about a group chat that took place a year ago. The man got into the victim's face and grabbed him by the neck. The victim said he was short of breath and became light headed and dizzy, before the defendant released his hold. A third party prevented him from punching the victim, according to a report. The victim called police from his house later. The man surrendered himself to police through his attorney. He was charged with criminal obstruction of breath, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation. After arraignment, he was released on his own recognizance.

Domestic Violence Alleged

• A domestic violence incident led to an arrest when a 37-year-old man struck the mother of his child while he was holding their two-month old at their house on Oak View Highway on Oct. 14 at about 2:55 p.m. The woman was on the phone at the time, and the person on the other end called police. The man was arrested at about 3:10 p.m. He was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and second-degree harassment, a violation.

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