Suffolk County Police arrested a dentist who they said was allegedly under the influence of alcohol while he conducted a dental procedure on a patient on Monday afternoon.
First Precinct police officers responded to a complaint at a dental office - located at 152 North Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst - about a dentist who appeared to be intoxicated at approximately 4:30 p.m.
After investigation police officials said First Precinct Crime Section officers determined Robert B. Garelick, 57, was under the influence of alcohol while performing dental work on a patient.
Garelick - who resides in Melville and is licensed to practice dentistry by New York State - was charged with one count of reckless endangerment, second degree.
Deer Park Bus Driver Charged With DWI
A Deer Park man driving a mini school bus with children aboard was arrested and charged with aggravated DWI Friday after striking a parked vehicle in Farmingdale, Nassau County Police said.
Officers at the scene arrested Michael Asseng, 47, after determining he was impaired by drugs. He was later transported to an area hospital for evaluation after having difficulty breathing.
The incident happened at about 11:55 a.m. along Midwood Ave. Asseng struck a parked vehicle while driving a 2001 GMC Omnibus for the ACME Bus Corporation, according to police.
Four children, aged 6, 8, 8 and 12, were aboard the bus on the way home from school. None were injured. Police would not say where the children were being transported from.
Asseng has been charged with four counts of aggravated DWI under Leandra’s Law and driving while ability impaired, drugs.
Former North Babylon Football Star Arrested in Burglary
One of the greatest high school athletes in Long Island sports history continued his dramatic fall from grace Tuesday after he was arrested in connection with a Huntington burglary.
Jason Gwaltney, 25, a North Babylon graduate and former West Virginia University running back, was charged along with four others with first-degree burglary, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, Suffolk County Police said.
The highly-recruited Gwaltney turned down USC for the Mountaineers and played just six games due to injuries, character issues and eligibility concerns. He transferred to Nassau Community College, then Division II C.W. Post before finally landing at D-III Kean.
He’s been tabbed as one of the recruiting busts of the decade. Now he’s simply busted.
Three armed men entered a home on Leigh Street early Tuesday morning, police allege, entering through an unlocked door at approximately 1:20 a.m. The intruders threatened five residents and demanded cash.
Two others remained outside, waiting in a 2001 Lincoln and acting as lookouts while the burglary look place, cops said.
The five men fled in the car before being stopped by police on Deer Park Avenue in Dix Hills.
Also arrested with Gwaltney, who is currently living in Brentwood: Jaquese Jones, 18, of Bay Shore; Nouvelle Lucas, 17, of Wyandanch; Demetrius Edwards, 19, of Wyandanch; and Tahjiea Carpenter, 17, of Huntington.