SCPD: Driver Arrested for DWI After Crash Critically Injures Farmingville Bicyclist
Local News, Crime
By Long Island News & PR
Published: March 26 2018
Lee Newman of Farmingville, 26, was driving drunk when he struck a man who was riding his bicycle on Horseblock Road, cops say.
SCPD arrested Lee Newman of Farmingville, 26, for DWI after he critically injured a bicyclist.
Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department
Farmingville, NY - March 26, 2018 - Suffolk County Police arrested a Farmingville man for driving while intoxicated after a crash that critically injured a bicyclist in Farmingville on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Lee Newman, 26, was driving a 2009 Ford pickup truck southbound on North Ocean Avenue when his vehicle struck a man who was riding his bicycle westbound on Horseblock Road at approximately 5:15 a.m.
Newman was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. His vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Newman is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on March 25.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed or has information on this crash to contact the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-8477, or text “SCPD” and your message to “CRIMES” (274637), or contact by email at www.tipsubmit.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.
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