A Port Jefferson Station man was charged with driving whereas intoxicated after Suffolk police stated his automobile struck and killed a pedestrian Tuesday night time in Coram.
Jason Hank, 24, was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla north on Route 112, about 1,000 ft south of Pine Highway, about 9:35 p.m. when he hit a person within the highway, police stated.
The sufferer, who was recognized Wednesday night time as Glenn Ohlinger, 66, of Coram, was pronounced useless on the scene, authorities stated.
Hank instructed police that he was driving and “heard a bang. I acquired scared so I drove dwelling however my mom made me come proper again right here [to the accident scene],” in response to charging paperwork.
Police stated that when Hank returned to the scene, he had “glassy bloodshot eyes, slurred mumbled speech and a powerful odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath,” the paperwork state. “The defendant was unsteady on his ft and had poor coordination.”
Hank, who instructed police he had one White Claw arduous seltzer earlier within the day, was arrested and submitted to a blood alcohol check on the Sixth Precinct, authorities stated.
He was arraigned Wednesday in First District Courtroom in Central Islip and launched on his personal recognizance.
Protection lawyer Michael Brown stated his shopper was “fairly upset” concerning the incident however it was too quickly to evaluate the info of the case.
“He’s somebody who has carried out nicely his complete life,” Brown stated. “He comes from a terrific household and they’re very nicely revered.”
Hank is due again in court docket Oct. 25.
Detectives ask anybody with details about the collision to name the Main Case Unit at 631-852-6555.
With Cecilia Dowd and James Carbone