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Two Face D.W.I. Charges

Thu, 01/12/2023 - 10:49

Two men were charged with drunken driving last week, in what was otherwise a quiet week on local roads.

At around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Michael Bahel of East Hampton, 57, was headed south on Hampton Street in Sag Harbor near the intersection of Jermain Avenue, when he struck Ronal Jawin, who was turning right onto Hampton Street. Mr. Bahel failed roadside sobriety tests, according to Sag village police, and was charged with misdemeanor drunken driving and unlicensed operation, another misdemeanor.

“Due to his level of intoxication and a laceration to the forehead,” Mr. Bahel was transported to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, where he refused to submit to a chemical blood-alcohol analysis. He was released on an appearance ticket and is due in court tomorrow. Both vehicles, a 2019 Chevrolet Colorado and a 2021 Subaru Forester, were damaged; it was not clear from the arrest report who was driving which car.

Luis Dominguez Sicha of Springs, 31, was driving a 2008 Ford pickup truck on Abraham’s Path near Accabonac Road, East Hampton, on the night of Jan. 2 when police observed him crossing the double yellow line and the white shoulder fog line “multiple times.” He was pulled over and performed poorly, police reported, on the field sobriety tests. He faces two first-offense misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated.

This story has been updated to correct an accident detail since it was first published.

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