Police: Wrong-way hit-and-run driver arrested

Natalie Leontiev, 38, of Holtsville, is led out

Natalie Leontiev, 38, of Holtsville, is led out of the Fifth Precinct in Central Islip for arraignment in Central Islip Criminal Court. Leontiev, of 21 First Ave. in Holtsville, was charged with driving while intoxicated, second-degree reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash. (March 30, 2013) (Credit: James Carbone)

A motorist drove the wrong way on the Sunrise Highway service road in East Patchogue and crashed into another car Friday night before speeding off, Suffolk police said.

Officers tracked down Natalie Leontiev, 38, at her Holtsville home and arrested her, police said.

She had gone the wrong way in her Honda for more than a mile, heading west in the eastbound service road from Hospital Road to Route 112, police said.


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Shortly before 8:22 p.m., Leontiev's Honda crashed into a Toyota, causing front-end damage to both vehicles, police said.

No serious injuries were reported, police said.

Leontiev, of 21 First Ave. in Holtsville, was charged with driving while intoxicated, second-degree reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash.

Other details were not immediately available Friday night.

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