Man Arrested for Failing to Use Interlock Device after Seriously Injuring Pedestrian

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for failing to have an interlock device in the vehicle he was using, after he struck a pedestrian in a parking lot in Huntington Station.

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Keylor Laporta of Huntington Station was arrested and charged with Using a Vehicle without an Interlock Device after he struck a pedestrian in a parking lot. Photo by SCPD.

Huntington Station, NY - December 2, 2015 - Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for failing to have an interlock device in the vehicle he was using, after he struck a pedestrian in a parking lot in Huntington Station.

Keylor Laporta was driving a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 when he struck Teresa Kochan in the Target parking lot, located at 124 E. Jericho Tpke. at approximately 7:55 p.m. Kochan, 68, of West Hills, was transported to Huntington Hospital in serious condition with head injuries. Laporta, 24, of Huntington Station, was not injured.

Laporta was charged with Using a Vehicle without an Interlock Device. He will be held overnight at the Second Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on December 3.

The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call Second Squad detectives at (631) 854-8252.

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