Police: Man charged with DWI in crash

Carlos E. Ortiz was arrested after a one-car

Carlos E. Ortiz was arrested after a one-car crash while exiting the eastbound Southern State Parkway in West Islip and charged with driving while intoxicated and other traffic violations, State Police said. Police said Ortiz registered a 0.14 percent blood-alcohol content. (March 8, 2012) (Credit: NYS Police)

A driver who struck a guardrail while exiting the eastbound Southern State Parkway onto the Robert Moses Causeway in West Islip early Thursday was subsequently arrested on a charge of drunken driving, police said.

Carlos E. Ortiz, whose personal information was not immediately released by police, was arrested after the one-car crash and charged with driving while intoxicated and other traffic violations, State Police said. Police said Ortiz registered a 0.14 percent blood-alcohol content. The legal limit in New York State is 0.08 percent.

Police said Ortiz lost control of his 2006 BMW as he exited the Southern State just after 1 a.m., crashing into the center median guardrail. Police said Ortiz was not injured.

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