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  •     A dispute in Sag Harbor between two Brooklyn men, passengers in a moving car, ended Sunday morning with one of them in handcuffs facing a felony charge of criminal mischief.
        Benjamin R. Ruhland, who was in the front seat of a 2004 BMW, began arguing with Gig Suarez, seated in the back, and the dispute quickly escalated, according to police. As Michael Quilty was driving south on Main Street, Mr. Ruhland, in an attempt to throw Mr. Suarez out of the car, tried to grab the wheel, police said, at which point Mr. Quilty pulled it over.

  •     On the night of July 4, the driver of a 2012 Audi led East Hampton Town police on a wild chase up Route 114, which officers considered so dangerous that they broke off pursuit. Sag Harbor police eventually found the car parked on Meadowbrook Way near Sunset Beach Road, with the driver, Nicholas J. Smith of East Hampton in the back seat, and turned him over to town police.

  •     On the night of July 4, the driver of a 2012 Audi led East Hampton Town police on a wild chase up Route 114, which officers considered so dangerous that they broke off pursuit. Sag Harbor police eventually found the car parked on Meadowbrook Way near Sunset Beach Road, with the driver, Nicholas J. Smith of East Hampton in the back seat, and turned him over to town police.

  • The driver of a northbound Toyota pickup truck that crashed into a BMW on Route 114 in East Hampton on Saturday, was arraigned yesterday on two charges of drunken driving
  •     The Fourth of July weekend was a violent one on local roads, with 57 vehicular accidents reported. Five of them involved drunken drivers, according to East Hampton Town and Village police.

  • A veritable Who’s Who of East End criminal prosecutors, defense attorneys, and even a couple of judges gathered in Bridgehampton to discuss the sobering topic of drunken-driving
  • A fire Sunday in a Springs house filled with fine art, antiques, and one dog took several hours and four fire companies to quell.
  •     Police calls and activity were way up for the Fourth of July weekend, as were arrests and vehicular accidents, as compared to 2012, according to East Hampton Town Police Chief Edward Ecker.

        “It was busier, for sure,” he said.

  •     A 91-year-old bicyclist was struck by a car on Springs-Fireplace Road in Springs on July 1 and taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment.

  •    What do you get when you combine two actors, eight parts, and a stew of Gothic theatrical silliness? A whole lot of laughs, when the production is as sharp and clean as that of Bay Street’s “The Mystery of Irma Vep.”
        Created by Charles Ludlam during that final burst of creative, subversive lunacy that characterized the last few years of his life, “The Mystery of Irma Vep” is the most revived of his Ridiculous Theatrical Company plays. When done well, as this production is, you can see why.