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Sag Harbor Village DWI Arrests for the Week of October 20

Charles R. Reid III, 54, was charged with two misdemeanors, DWI and aggravated unlicensed driving, as well a charge of leaving the scene of an accident early Saturday morning. Police had received a 911 call reporting that a man wearing a white jacket who was driving a gray four-door Dodge Ram pickup had backed into a fence on a property on Meadow Street, damaging it, then had driven off. An officer spotted a vehicle matching that description driving east on Redwood Road, but in the oncoming lane of traffic, the arrest report says. The officer added that there was damage to the rear bumper of the 2008 pickup consistent with having struck a fence. The officer said in the report that he pulled the truck over on West Water Street. The officer added that Reid appeared intoxicated. Police said that asked if he had been in an accident, Reid responded, “My shifter broke and I backed into it … I had to get out of there.” Failing sobriety tests, including a roadside breath test, he was placed under arrest and taken to headquarters on Division Street where he refused to take the Intoxilyzer breath test. The Intoxilyzer test is considered more reliable than the roadside breath test. While his license was already suspended, according to the charges, that stationhouse refusal meant that Reid’s license will be suspended for one calendar year, pending a hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles.