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Sag Harbor Police Log: DWI Charged on Main Street

Police say man refused breath tests.

Editor’s Note: The following information was supplied by the . A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate convictions.

Arrest report from the Sag Harbor police for the week of April 24 to April 30:

Driving While Intoxicated

• David W. Hess, 21, of Sag Harbor, was arrested April 29 at 4:26 a.m. and charged with DWI. Police said Hess was pulled over for driving on Main Street with the vehicle's headlights off and for failing to maintain his lane. Police said his breath smelled of an alcoholic beverage, his speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet. He would only perform a portion of roadside sobriety tests and refused a prescreen test and any further tests at police headquarters, police said. He was held for morning arraignment. He was additionally charged with refusing a prescreen test and driving without headlights, both violations, as well as failure to keep right and driving without a seat belt, both traffic infractions.

Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) May 02, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Good eye, Jaguar-Guy. That was my error. The time should read a.m. I will make the correction now.
Peter May 02, 2012 at 06:24 PM
All the typos are hilarious Brendan! maintine Police said he breath smelled portoin he was additionally . . . . (starts a sentence -- no cap H) Thanks for the chuckle.
Jaguar-Guy May 02, 2012 at 07:37 PM
You Da Man Brendan !!
Peter May 02, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Corrections noted.
Peter May 02, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Where is JG's previous comment about the PM/AM time discrepancy, and Brendan's "Good eyes" acknowledgment? What kind of revisionist history is going on here?
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) May 02, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I didn't take the comment down. Maybe Jaguar-Guy decided to remove his comment? And because my comment was a direct reply to his, it would automatically be removed when his comment came down.
Peter May 02, 2012 at 11:39 PM
What tangled web aol weaves IMO. Sad.
Vanessa Leggard May 03, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Brendan you are doing a fantastic job...keep up the good work.
Martha Nassauer May 06, 2012 at 06:20 AM
@Vanessa: I feel Peter was trying to say that in just one short paragraph too many typo's were made. Many of us would like to read articles that are grammatically correct, especially when they are written by people with editorial experience. It's an honor to write for a paper, and after a while it starts to get irritating to us readers when many writers, especially when it is their primary profession, can't get it right! Even after Peter listed several typo's, only THOSE errors were corrected. Ugh. If I were an author for a community paper I'd make sure to proof read, as the reputation of the paper AND a writer's skills are often determined by quality issues. If you feel that Brendan is doing a fantastic job, then I applaud you for applauding him, as the world often lacks empathy! Be honest though, this particular article was not "fantastic," as evidenced by the number of errors cited respectfully by Peter. If his critique was taken as constructive (as probably intended), then I don't see any harm. Your defensive vote of support indicates you feel it was an attack, and serves only to detract from Peter's intended message. I am sure Brendan is a big boy, as evidenced by his appropriate and courteous response to Peter. Life is a learning experience, and honest/fair criticism doesn't require sugar coating or defense from third parties. I hope that Brendan understands how important his reporting truly is to all of us as a community, duly note the criticism..and WRITE ON!! Peace
Jaguar-Guy May 06, 2012 at 10:48 AM
No Conspiracy - I removed my comment once Brendan noted the am/pm correction.
Louise Hunter May 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM
Mnassauer, perhaps you should take a course in grammar. You, too, have missed the mark and are not up to editorial standards.

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