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Apr 9, 2017 7:44 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

State Trooper Injured While Making Arrest After Fight In Westhampton Beach On Sunday

Kevin Sabo. COURTESY NYS POLICE
Apr 11, 2017 4:02 PM

A State Trooper injured his hand while breaking up a fistfight outside a Westhampton Beach restaurant early Sunday morning.

Westhampton Beach Village Police were called to the Mill Roadhouse on Mill Road at 1:40 a.m. and observed Kevin Sabo, 26, of Westhampton Beach fighting with a 21-year-old family member, according to Village Police Detective Ed Hamor. He said the two men immediately stopped fighting, but that Mr. Sabo injured a State Trooper, who also responded to the incident, after growing combative while being interviewed by police as they tried to place him under arrest.

Village Police, who received additional support from both the Southampton Town and Quogue Village police departments, were called in to help subdue Mr. Sabo, Det. Hamor said.

State Police charged Mr. Sabo with second-degree assault, a felony, while Village Police charged him with resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a violation.

The State Trooper, who has not been identified, was treated for an unspecified hand injury and taken to the Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead for treatment, authorities said.

Mr. Sabo was arraigned Sunday morning in Village Justice Court and remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in Riverside after failing to post $10,000 cash bail. He posted it the next day and was released, officials said. Mr. Sabo was due back in court on Wednesday, April 12.

Mr. Sabo’s relative, who is not being identified by The Press because he was charged only with disorderly conduct, a violation, was transported to Village Police headquarters for processing. He was later released on a ticket and ordered to appear in court on April 12.

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