Man faces DWI charges in Water Mill hit-and-run

A 35-year-old New Hyde Park man was arrested Sunday morning and charged with driving while intoxicated after he struck a bicyclist in Water Mill and fled the scene, police said.

Jeffery W. Lawrence was charged with DWI, as well as leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, moving from his lane unsafely and with making an unsafe turn, Southampton Town police said.

Arraignment details were not immediately available.


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Police said Lawrence struck the bicyclist on Montauk Highway at about 1:05 a.m., but was arrested a short time later.

The bicyclist, whose identity was not released, was taken to Southampton Hospital for treatment. The cyclist was later released, police said.

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