Man accused of driving high on drugs in crash ordered to jail
A Rocky Point man who police said was high on drugs when he crashed his car head-on into another vehicle driven by a young mother with a newborn baby in tow was ordered jailed Wednesday.
Denis Karachopan, 24, was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on charges of first-degree driving while being impaired by drugs and seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance.
Judge G. Ann Spelman remanded Karachopan on bail of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond. He is scheduled to be back in court in one week.
A spokeswoman for the Suffolk County district attorney said police found Karachopan possessed heroin.
The infant did not appear injured, police said Tuesday.
A police spokeswoman Wednesday had no additional information on the condition of either the mother or the infant.