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A Charge of Resisting Arrest

Thu, 06/23/2022 - 10:50

Near midnight on June 6, Patrick John Dowd Jr., 36, of Montauk, was charged by East Hampton Town police with disorderly conduct, obstructing traffic, and resisting arrest.

According to the report, Mr. Dowd was standing in the middle of South Elmwood Avenue, yelling obscenities and causing a disturbance to pedestrians as well as to passing cars. He refused to listen when told to get off the road, and when the officers attempted to arrest him, they said, he tried to pull away, thrashed his arms, and tried to stand up after being taken to the ground.

He refused to be handcuffed. All this led to the misdemeanor charge. In addition, because he was drinking from an open container of alcohol during the incident, he was charged with public consumption of same.

Mr. Dowd was held until the early morning, given an appearance ticket, and then released on his own recognizance. He was due back in court yesterday to answer the charges.

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