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Mastic Man in Police Custody for DWI After Striking Pedestrian in Coram

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Officials: Robert Slawinski, 47, hit a man on the shoulder of the road and fled, but later reported the incident to 911.

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SCPD arrested Robert Slawinski of Mastic, 47, for DWI after a crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Coram on Sunday, September 10.

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Coram, NY - September 11, 2017 - Suffolk County Police arrested a man for driving while intoxicated after a crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Coram on Sunday, September 10.
 
Robert Slawinski was driving a 2010 Jeep Wrangler southbound on Old Town Road, near Hyson Way, when the vehicle struck Anthony Loiodici who was walking on the shoulder of the roadway at approximately 10:20 p.m. Slawinski fled the scene, but called 911 approximately one hour later to report hitting something on Old Town Road.
 
Loiodici, 48, of Medford, New York, was transported by Selden Fire Department ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition. Slawinski, and a passenger in the vehicle, Molly Toye, 31, of Oneonta, New York, were not injured.
 
Sixth Squad detectives arrested Slawinski, 47, of Mastic, New York and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated. Slawinski was held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on September 11.
 
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
 
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