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Cops: Patchogue man impaired by drugs crashes into woods

Suffolk County police respond to a crash after

Suffolk County police respond to a crash after a work van plowed into the woods along the Long Island Expressway's South Service Road about midnight Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017.  Credit: Christopher Sabella

A Patchogue man was under the influence of drugs Wednesday night when he crashed his work van into the woods along the South Service Road of the Long Island Expressway in Ridge, Suffolk County police said.

Frank Gallina, 37, was placed under arrest about 12 a.m. near Exit 68, police said.

He was awaiting arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip on a charge of driving while ability impaired by drugs, police said.

Gallina was not injured in the crash, police said.

Police did not provide other details.

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