Man Arrested for DWI in After Striking Man Operating Lawn Mower in Fort Salonga, Cops Say

Officials: Eugene Coyne of Kings Park, 69, seriously injured a pedestrian on Sunken Meadow Road on Friday, September 29.

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SCPD have arrested Eugene Coyne of Kings Park, 69, for DWI that seriously injured a pedestrian in Fort Salonga on Friday, September 29.

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Fort Salonga, NY - October 2, 2017 - Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that seriously injured a pedestrian in Fort Salonga, New York on Friday, September 29, 2017.
Nicholas Pineda-Maldonado, 58, was operating a stand behind lawn mower on Sunken Meadow Road in the roadway when he was struck by a 2008 Saturn that was traveling southbound on Sunken Meadow Road near Trescott Path on September 29 at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Pineda-Maldonado was transported to Saint Catherine of Sienna Medical Center in Smithtown, for treatment of serious injuries. The driver of the Saturn, Eugene Coyne, 69, of Kings Park, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Coyne was held overnight at the Third Precinct and scheduled for arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip on September 30.
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