Officers and Good Samaritan Rescue Three from Burning Car Following Motor Vehicle Crash; Driver Charged with DWI

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Shirley man for driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle crash during which his vehicle caught fire in Islip Terrance early this morning.

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Jon Moser, 27, of Shirley was charged with DWI.

Islip Terrace, NY - February 18, 2017 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a Shirley man for driving while intoxicated after a motor vehicle crash during which his vehicle caught fire in Islip Terrance early this morning. All three occupants of the vehicle were rescued by officers and a Good Samaritan.

Jon Moser was driving a 2008 Nissan southbound on Craig B. Gariepy Avenue and the Sunrise Highway North Service Road when he failed to negotiate a turn and crashed into a concrete divider at 3:36 a.m.

Officers from the Emergency Service Section saw the crash and responded along with officers from the Third Precinct and Highway Patrol Bureau. The vehicle caught fire and Highway Patrol Officers Jonathan Abrams, Richard Gandolfo and John McCrory, with the assistance of a Good Samaritan, pulled all three men out of the vehicle. Firefighters from the Islip Terrace Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire.

Moser, 27, of Shirley, and one passenger, John Alver, 21, of Mastic, were transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The other passenger, Richard Weaver, 24, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Moser was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He was scheduled for arraignment at a later date.

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