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SCPD: Dix Hills Man in Custody for DWAI Drugs after Critically Injuring a Pedestrian

Daniyal Syed, 24, is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on April 19.

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SCPD arrested Daniyal Syed of Dix Hills, 24, for driving while on drugs.

Photo by: Suffolk County Police Department

Wyandanch, NY - April 19, 2018 - Suffolk County Police on Wednesday, April 18 arrested a Dix Hills man for driving while ability impaired by drugs after he struck and critically injured a pedestrian in Wyandanch.
Daniyal Syed was driving a 2013 Toyota RAV4 southbound on Straight Path when his vehicle struck a pedestrian who was attempting to cross the street from the west side of the road to east side of the road near State Avenue at approximately 2 p.m. The victim, Jonathan Yanes, 22, of Wyandanch, was transported by Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Community Ambulance to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was listed in critical condition.
Syed, 24, of Dix Hills, was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and four counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree.
Syed’s vehicle was impounded for a safety check. He will be held at the First Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on April 19.
Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed or has information on this crash to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555.
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