SCPD: Mount Sinai Man Arrested for Drunk Driving After Being Rescued from Burning Vehicle

Corey Tierney, 21, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a wooded area, cops say.

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SCPD have arrested Corey Tierney of Mount Sinai, 21, for DWAI after he was rescued from his burning vehicle in Rocky Point.

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Rocky Point, NY - April 6, 2017 - Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for driving while ability impaired by alcohol and drugs after he was rescued from his burning vehicle in Rocky Point on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at approximately 11:25 p.m.
             
Corey Tierney was driving a 2003 Hyundai Sonata northbound on County Road 21, approximately 1 mile south of Route 25A, when he lost control of his vehicle, which crashed into a wooded area and caught fire. Passing motorists, Claudio Gil and Margaret Ward, pulled Tierney, who was unconscious, from the vehicle.
 
Rocky Point Fire Department Rescue responded and administered Narcan to Tierney, who then regained consciousness. Tierney, 21, of Mount Sinai, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Alcohol.
 
Gil, 30, of Mount Sinai, and Ward, 51, of Rocky Point, were not injured.
 
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