Cops: Drunk driver caused vehicle to hit home

Suffolk County police said a man was arrested Suffolk County police said a man was arrested on drunken-driving charges after an accident in which a large MTA vehicle smashed into a home in Bay Shore, injuring the driver and a person in the home. ( Dec. 15, 2012) Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

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A man was arrested on drunken-driving charges Saturday night after an accident in which a large MTA vehicle smashed into a home in Baywood, injuring the driver and a person in the home, Suffolk County police said.

The intoxicated driver either cut off or had a minor collision with the MTA vehicle about 8:35 p.m. on Pine Aire Drive near Jackson Avenue, a police spokeswoman said. The MTA vehicle swerved off the road and crashed into the front of the home, according to police.

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Police said the drunk driver, who ran from the scene, was arrested a short time later. His name was not released. The occupant of the home and the driver of the MTA vehicle, suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital, police said.

Housing officials were inspecting the home to see if it was habitable.

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