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Cops: Commack man charged with DWI after car crashes into tree

A Commack man was arrested Friday night, Jan.

A Commack man was arrested Friday night, Jan. 20, 2017, and charged with driving while intoxicated after his vehicle crashed into a tree and flipped, police said. Credit: Christopher Sabella

A Commack man was arrested Friday night and charged with driving while intoxicated after his vehicle slammed into a tree and flipped, Suffolk County police said.

George Montenes, 59, was behind the wheel of a 2004 Jeep sport utility vehicle when it went out of control and struck a tree at Coconut Drive and Scholar Lane in Commack around 10 p.m., police said.

He was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said. Police said the driver did not appear to be injured.

He was arraigned Saturday in Suffolk First District Court and released on his own recognizance. Attorney information for Montenes was not available.

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