Four young Irishmen in Montauk on work visas for the summer were arrested after an apparent night of drinking, according to the East Hampton Town police, when they allegedly climbed onto a Hatteras 45-foot convertible boat, The Sea-Jack, docked near Liar’s Saloon a little before dawn Monday morning.
David Patrick Fitzgerald, Luke Peter Clarke, Alan John Minihane, all 22, and Darragh Moloney, 23, were all charged with misdemeanor trespassing.
According to the police, they received a call a little after 4 AM reporting a “disturbance” at 408 West Lake Drive, an address shared by Liar’s, as well as by The Landing condominium complex. It is not clear from the report whether the owner of the boat was actually sleeping on board or in the condominium complex, but police were quickly on the scene. The owner of The Sea-Jack swore out a complaint, and the four were soon under arrest.
They were brought into East Hampton Town Justice Court later Monday morning to be arraigned. All four are here legally, working on temporary permits. All four work in Montauk restaurants, and are scheduled to return home next month.
Justice Lisa Rana agreed to release them without bail, ordering them back to the courthouse tomorrow, to start the process of adjudicating the matter before they leave. She warned the four that if they do not return to court, a warrant will be issued for their arrest, which would greatly complicate their ability to leave the country, as well as their ability to ever return to the United States.
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