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Centerport man, charged with DWI, drives into stepson, cops say

Scott Lipton, 42, of Centerport, was arrested and

Scott Lipton, 42, of Centerport, was arrested and charged with drunken driving under Leandra's Law on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, police said. Credit: SCPD

A Centerport man was driving drunk with his 9-year-old stepson in his vehicle Monday when he struck another stepson who was walking the dog, Suffolk police said.

Scott Lipton, 42, was not injured, but his 13-year-old stepson suffered a broken leg and was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital. The younger stepson was taken to Huntington Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The dog was not injured, police said.

The father was in his Jaguar going south on Laurel Hill Road when he hit the teenager at about 5:50 p.m. in front of his home, then struck a pole, police said.

Lipton, of Lawrence Hill Road, was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger under age 16, also known as Leandra’s Law, and endangering the welfare of a child. Police are holding him overnight at the Second Precinct for Tuesday arraignment at First District Court in Central Islip.

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