Pedestrian Critically Injured in Crash, East Patchogue Man Arrested for DWI

Suffolk County Police last night arrested an East Patchogue man for driving while intoxicated following a motor vehicle crash that critically injured a man in East Patchogue yesterday.

Darwin Lopez was crossing East Main Street at Evergreen Avenue when he was struck by an eastbound 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by Jose Pina at 6:24 p.m. Lopez, 27, of East Patchogue, was transported by North Patchogue Ambulance to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.

Pina, 49, of Taylor Avenue, East Patchogue, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He is being held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip this morning.

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