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Crimes Nearby: Man Charged With DWI, Almost Crashes Into Police Car

In other crimes nearby, a man allegedly held a knife to a victim's throat and "sliced" his hand.

The following information was supplied by various police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS 

On Dec. 16 at 8:30 p.m. Quogue Police say they charged Nicholas Smith, 31, of Oneida, New York with DWI, a misdemeanor, after he crossed over the double yellow line on Montauk Highway and nearly struck a westbound cop car with his red, Dodge Durango.
Police said the officer, as well as a number of cars were forced to swerve to avoid Smith, who was also charged with reckless driving, unsafe lane change and refusing a pre-screen test.

NORTH FORK 

•  Paris Parks, 20, of Greenport, was charged with assault and unlawful possession of marijuana on Dec. 15 after police responded to a report of two men being assaulted outside of a Greenport restaurant, police said. The two men were transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital for treatment to injuries while police located Parks, who was questioned about the incident and was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana, police said.

•  Thomas R. Shearin, 33, of Mattituck, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Dec. 18 at 6:48 p.m., after police responded to a report that a 2007 Ford Econoline work van was reported stolen from Beockman Construction on Old Sound Avenue in Mattituck, police said. Investigation revealed that Shearin took the vehicle. He was arrested, processed and released on $100 bail, police said.

EAST HAMPTON

• A Bridgehampton man is being held at the Suffolk County jail in Riverside on assault and menacing charges following his arrest on Saturday morning.
Gregorio Colin-Martinez, who is 21, allegedly cut a man's hand with a knife at a residence on Muir Boulevard in East Hampton on Saturday at about 5:50 a.m.
According to police, they were called to the house for a disturbance after Colin-Martinez held a masonry knife against the victim's throat while making demands. The victim attempted to flee, but the defendant grabbed him and "sliced" his right hand, police said. Colin-Martinez then ran from the house towards Springs Fireplace Road.

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