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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone . The air quality index, or aqi, was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated, the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. 335 PM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone . The air quality index, or aqi, was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated, the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. -- Wednesday Aug.15 18,10:19 PM

SCPD: Two People Rescued from Burning Vehicle in West Islip, Driver Arrested for DWI

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Jack Magee of Brightwaters, 22, was driving while drunk when he failed to negotiate a turn and struck a stone wall, according to reports.

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SCPD arrested Jack Magee of Brightwaters, 22, for DWI following a single-vehicle crash in West Islip.

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West Islip, NY - February 16, 2018 - Suffolk County Police on Thursday, February 15, arrested a man for driving while intoxicated following a single-vehicle crash during which the vehicle occupants were saved from the burning vehicle by police officers and a Good Samaritan.
 
Jack Magee was driving a 2001 Ford Taurus on Alwick Avenue in West Islip when at approximately 1:05 a.m. he failed to negotiate a turn and struck a stone wall in front 7 Edmore Lane. The vehicle caught fire following the crash and when officers arrived, Magee was outside his vehicle but two other occupants remained in the burning car.
 
Third Precinct Police Officer Joseph White and a nearby resident pulled the front seat passenger from the vehicle. When they attempted to remove the other passenger, they were unable to open the rear doors of the vehicle due to damage. Officer White and Officer Jose Estrella worked to remove the passenger while Officers Christopher Germano and John Pizzuto worked to hold the fire at bay using fire extinguishers. The officers were able to extricate the victim and responding firefighters then extinguished the fire.
 
Both passengers were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where they were admitted in critical but stable condition.
 
Magee, 22, of Brightwaters, was also transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and he is under arrest for Driving While Intoxicated. He will be arraigned at a later date.
 
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