SCPD: Wrong-Way Driver Crashes and is Arrested for DWI

The crash occurred Eastbound on the Long Island Expressway in Dix Hills on Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 5:04 a.m.

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Dix Hills, NY - August 31, 2014 - Suffolk County Police Highway Patrol officers arrested a man after he lost control of his vehicle and crashed while driving the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway early this morning.
 
James T. Reynolds, II was initially travelling eastbound on the LIE in a 2004 Honda Civic when Highway Patrol Sgt. Vincent Urwand and Officer Thomas Mutarelli saw him enter the rest area located between Exits 51 and 52 and make a u-turn. He then exited the rest area and drove westbound on the eastbound side of the LIE. Reynolds lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the trees on the right shoulder of the road.  Reynolds was not injured in the crash and he was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Driving in the Wrong Direction.
 
Reynolds, 27, of 42 The Boulevard, Amityville, is being held at the Second Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.
 
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