Police charge driver in Elmont DWI fatality

Brian Dudley, 41, of Laurelton, was arrested after Brian Dudley, 41, of Laurelton, was arrested after he drove his sport utility vehicle while intoxicated, striking and killing a pedestrian in Elmont, Nassau County police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

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A Queens man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he drove his sport utility vehicle while intoxicated, striking and killing a pedestrian in Elmont, Nassau County police said.

Police said Brian Dudley, 41, of Laurelton, was driving a 2006 Toyota Highlander north on Elmont Boulevard at Cerenzia Boulevard about 3:30 p.m. when he hit a 61-year-old man who was crossing the street.

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The man, who was fatally injured, was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said. His name was not released pending notification of his family.

Police said Dudley was intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was arrested and charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, driving while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol content over 0.08 percent and two counts of third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle. His vehicle was impounded for brake and safety checks.

At Dudley's arraignment on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead, he was ordered held on $250,000 cash bail or $500,000 bond. Dudley is due back in court on Tuesday.

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