Cops: Driver in fiery Lindenhurst crash was drunk
Police said Riddick's car hit a house on Park Avenue before he rammed it into a Long Island Power Authority pole near East Hoffman Avenue at about 3:55 a.m.
The utility company sent a crew to make repairs, and Park Avenue was closed between Montauk Highway and East Hoffman Avenue until about 6 a.m. as the crash was investigated, the spokeswoman said.
The Lindenhurst Fire Department also responded and put out the car fire, police said.
Riddick faces charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and unlawful possession of marijuana.
His arraignment information was not immediately available.
The investigation is continuing, police said.