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Police: Man stabbed outside of Las Flores nightclub

Nassau County police are investigating a stabbing in the parking lot of a Uniondale nightclub early yesterday morning.

Police said a man, 35, was walking through the parking lot of Las Flores Night Club, 1034 Front St., when a man approached him from behind and stabbed him in the right side of his torso.

The victim received a puncture wound, police said. Police said in a news release the weapon used was "possibly a knife."

Police said the attacker fled in a red car. The victim was driven to a nearby hospital by a friend. He was in stable condition, police said.

Anyone with information can call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-8477.

---- Scott Eidler


Man charged with drunken driving with teen daughter

A Riverhead man was released from the Suffolk County Jail on $500 cash bail yesterday after being arrested and charged with drunken driving in Southampton with his 14-year-old daughter in the car, police said.

Jose M. Lopez, 31, of 193 Phillips Ave., was charged under Leandra's Law with aggravated driving while intoxicated and endangering the welfare of a child.

State police pulled the car Lopez was driving over on County Road 104 shortly before 1 a.m. yesterday and found him to be intoxicated, police said.

Further investigation by State Police officers found that Lopez's passenger was his 14-year-old daughter.

Lopez was arraigned at the Southampton Town Justice Court.

---- Lisa Irizarry


Police investigate two fatal single-vehicle accidents

Suffolk County police are investigating two fatal single-vehicle accidents that occurred early yesterday -- one in Brookhaven and another in Port Jefferson Station.

Police said an unidentified man died in the Brookhaven accident at Horseblock Road and Montauk Highway about 4:30 a.m.

The man was driving a 1995 Chevrolet Suburban south on Horseblock when it struck a tree on Montauk Highway and burst into flames, according to police.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and his vehicle was impounded for a safety check, police said.

Anyone with information on the accident can call Suffolk County Fifth Squad detectives at 631-854-8552.

The Port Jefferson Station accident, which happened about 4:20 a.m. at Route 112 and Washington Avenue, involved a vehicle found overturned next to a trash bin.

Police said an unidentified man was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer southbound on Route 112 when the vehicle crossed into the northbound lane, then left the roadway and overturned in a wooded area.

That driver also was pronounced dead at the scene and the vehicle impounded for a safety check.

Detectives ask anyone who might have witnessed the crash to call police at 631-854-8652.


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