A driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs after Nassau County police said he crashed into a utility pole, overturning his car, during an early morning single-car crash in Massapequa on Tuesday.
Police identified the driver as Daniel Patterson, 21, of Massapequa, and said he was charged with DWAI/drugs. Initially, police said Patterson had been charged with driving while intoxicated.
The crash occurred on Hicksville Road at Chicago Avenue at 12:30 a.m. Police said Patterson was not injured, but said the force of the crash toppled the pole and briefly knocked out power in the area. Arraignment information was not immediately available.
CORRECTION: The driver’s charge was incorrect in a previous version of this story.