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Crash Leads to Two Charges

Thu, 02/16/2023 - 10:52

Carlos Zabala-Merino of East Hampton was driving a 2007 Chrysler minivan south on Springs-Fireplace Road near Abraham’s Path in East Hampton on Feb. 5 when he was involved in a crash with two northbound cars. The incident led to his arrest.

According to a police report, Mr. Zabala-Merino, 55, left the scene of the accident, but was later tracked down in the parking lot of a pizzeria at 281 Springs-Fireplace Road. There, police said, they saw signs that he had been driving under the influence of alcohol. He was charged with first-offense driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and, after taking a breath test, was also charged with driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 of 1 percent or more, another misdemeanor.

Justice Lisa R. Rana arraigned Mr. Zabala-Merino in East Hampton Town Justice Court the next day and released him on his own recognizance.

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A Rolex watch was the subject of a dispute late Saturday night between a man and a woman, both intoxicated, on Main Street in front of the Point Bar and Grill. Each of them claimed to own the watch, so an officer took it to the Montauk precinct until documentation could be provided. The watch turned out to belong to neither of them. The man’s father showed up in the morning with a copy of an insurance policy showing the Rolex was in fact his.

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