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Long Island dentist accused of practicing while drunk

January 22, 2013 2:42:17 PM PST
Suffolk County police arrested a dentist who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol while he conducted a dental procedure on a patient Monday afternoon.

Authorities say 57-year-old Robert Garelick, of Melville, was arrested at his Lindenhurst dental office after someone reported that he appeared intoxicated.

Officers responded to the office on North Wellwood Avenue at approximately 4:30 p.m. and reportedly observed Garelick performing dental work on a patient while under the influence.

Garelick, who is licensed to practice dentistry by the State of New York, was charged with one count of second-degree reckless endangerment.

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