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Myrtle Beach couple arrested after arguing, drinking on the beach

A Myrtle Beach couple were arrested after police were called to the beach access at 34th Avenue North for a couple arguing about a cell phone, according to a police report.

Michael Lopresti, 42, and Samantha O’Neil, 42, were each charged with criminal domestic violence and public intoxication after police went to the beach access at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Lopresti told police the couple were at the beach when someone gave them a bottle of vodka and they both got intoxicated and started to argue, according to the report. Lopresti said O’Neil hit him in the face, which caused his nose and lip to bleed.

O’Neil told police Lopresti hit her in the face, which caused scratches.

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