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Police: Sayville Man Faces Two DWI Counts in Golf Course Incident

Chris Meier is also charged with four other criminal counts for allegedly damaging property at Manhasset club.

A Sayville man is being charged with two counts of DWI, as well as four other criminal counts, for allegedly causing over $10,000 in damage to a Long Island golf course.

Chris Meier, 49, drove a 1995 Ford Taurus onto the Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset Tuesday evening and struck at least two unoccupied golf carts and caused extensive damage to the club’s property before his car became stuck in a sand trap, according to Nassau Police. Meier allegedly then tried to run from the scene but was detained by club employees, said police.

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He was arrested and is being charged with three counts of criminal mischief in the second degree, reckless endangerment in the second degree, aggravated DWI and DWI.

Police said the exact amount of damage to the golf carts and complete extent of damage to the course has yet to be determined but police expect the damage will total well $10,000.

Meier is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead this morning.

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