Cops: Unlicensed driver crashes into Mastic Beach home

Darius English, 23, of Patchogue, was issued eight Darius English, 23, of Patchogue, was issued eight traffic summonses after he drove through a stop sign and crashed into a house on East Parkview Drive in Mastic Beach early Wednesday morning, June 11, 2014, police said. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service / AJ Ryan

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A Patchogue man was issued eight traffic summonses after he drove through a stop sign and crashed into a house in Mastic Beach early Wednesday morning, police said.

The accident occurred at 1:46 a.m. at East Parkview Drive and Johns Neck Road. Police said the house, on Johns Neck Road, suffered minor damage.

There were no injuries.

Police said Darius English, 23, told them he was headed eastbound on East Parkview in his 2001 Volvo when his brakes failed and he went straight through the T-type intersection -- instead of turning left or right. His car traveled across the front lawn, smashing into a corner of the house's foundation, damaging cinder blocks, police said.

The car sustained what police called "major damage." It was towed away.

Police said English was issued tickets for aggravated unlicensed driver, failure to produce a valid insurance card, passing a stop sign, speed not prudent, defective tire, defective brakes, failure to wear a seat belt and failure to surrender a license that previously had been suspended.

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Police could not immediately say what had caused English to have his license suspended.

The Mastic Beach Fire Department notified the village to make arrangements to have the home inspected, to make certain it remained habitable, according to police.

It was not clear when that inspection was to take place.

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