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Bayville man charged with DWI in crash that struck 2, cops say

A Bayville man has been charged with drunken driving after striking two pedestrians with his car in the village Saturday night, Nassau County police said.

Brian J. Murphy, 29, of 16th Street, is charged with driving while intoxicated, assault, vehicular assault, reckless endangerment and reckless driving. He was scheduled to be arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

According to a police report, the crash happened at 8:15 p.m. while Murphy was driving a 1996 Ford Taurus that was initially traveling westbound on Bayville Avenue and then reversed at a high rate of speed, striking two pedestrians.

Police said a male victim, 54, suffered a laceration to his elbow and a female victim, 52, suffered fractures to her lower body. Both victims were transported to a hospital to be treated.

Murphy’s bail was set at $35,000 cash or bond after his arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

His next court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

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