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Man Arrested for DWI Following Wrong-Way Crash

Suffolk County Police today arrested a Selden man for driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a wrong-way motor vehicle crash that seriously injured two people.

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Smithtown, NY - February 22nd, 2014 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a Selden man for driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a wrong-way motor vehicle crash that seriously injured two people.
 
Pedro Hernandez was driving a gray 2000 Toyota Camry eastbound in the westbound lanes of Route 347 in Smithtown when his vehicle struck a red 2006 Toyota Corolla head on at approximately 5:30 a.m. The Corolla’s driver, Reyna Pena, 52, and her passenger, Lorenzo Rodriguez, 53, were both transported and admitted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries.
 
Hernandez, 24, of 394 Dare Road, was also transported to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was admitted with non-life-threatening injuries. Vehicular Crime Unit detectives charged Hernandez with Driving While Intoxicated and he will be arraigned at a later date.
 
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Vehicular Crime Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
 
A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
 
Incident:         Man Arrested for DWI Following Wrong-Way Crash
Location:        In Front of 756 Route 347, Smithtown
Date/Time:     Sunday, February 23, 2014 at approximately 5:30 a.m.