Lindenhurst Man Arrested for DWI Following Crash with Two Daughters in Vehicle

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  20. February 2017

West Babylon, NY - February 19, 2017 - Suffolk County Police arrested a Lindenhurst man for driving while intoxicated with his two daughters in the vehicle after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash last night.

Joscelyn Wilson was driving a 2005 Chevrolet van southbound on Straight Path when his vehicle struck the rear of a 2003 Ford pickup truck at the intersection of Gordon Avenue in West Babylon at approximately 7:20 p.m.

Wilson’s two daughters, ages 5 and 6, were in the vehicle with him at the time of the crash. Both children and their father were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the pickup, Noel Jimenez-Gutierrez, 30, of West Babylon, was treated for minor injuries at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center.

Wilson, 53, of Lindenhurst, was charged with two counts of Driving While Intoxicated with a Child Passenger 15 Years Old or Younger (Leandra’s Law), two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Driving While Intoxicated. Wilson is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

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