Driver charged after East Patchogue crash

A motorist speeding in East Patchogue rear-ended one A motorist speeding in East Patchogue rear-ended one vehicle on Montauk Highway, then careened into an oncoming vehicle, Suffolk police said on Dec. 27, 2013. Photo Credit: Robert Garofalo

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A motorist speeding in East Patchogue rear-ended one vehicle on Montauk Highway Friday night, then careened into an oncoming vehicle, Suffolk police said.

Lester Russell, 31, of Manorville, was charged with driving while intoxicated and second-degree reckless endangerment.

He was speeding and weaving in and out of eastbound traffic when he struck the rear of one car about 6:40 p.m., police said.

The impact sent his vehicle into westbound Montauk Highway, where Russell crashed into a second vehicle, police said.

Russell and a passsenger in his car suffered minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital, police said.

No one in any of the cars suffered serious injuries.

Other details were not immediately available, police said.

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