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Domestic dispute in Slingerlands leads to felony DWI arrest

Lengyel's right eye was injured with bruising and swelling where his sister had allegedly hit him, the report states.

Police said they escorted Lengyel down the stairs of the apartment and away from several family members who had "exited the apartment and were verbally escalating the situation."

The complainant positively identified him as the driver who had hit the vehicle and Lengyel was given a field-sobriety test, but, according to the report, due to the eye injury and his level of intoxication, Lengyel was unable to complete the test and was taken into police custody.

Police said he tested positive for alcohol and his vehicle was towed, and once at the Bethlehem Police Station, Lengyel refused three times to submit to a chemical test.

A check revealed that Lengyel was convicted of DWI and a personal-injury auto accident on June 21, 2001, and also of DWAI on Sept. 28, 1999, according to the arrest report.

Emergency Medical Services workers arrived on the scene to treat Lengyel, but upon evaluation he "signed off" on additional treatment, the report states.

Lengyel is scheduled to return to Bethlehem Town Court on Aug. 5.

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