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Man arrested in DWI crash after hitting pedestrian, cops say

The victim, who was crossing the street in Bay Shore, is in critical condition, according to Suffolk police.

Police said Edwin Rolando Santos-Romero, 23, of Huntington,

Police said Edwin Rolando Santos-Romero, 23, of Huntington, was arrested and charged with DWI after he struck a pedestrian in Bay Shore on Saturday. Photo Credit: SCPD

A Huntington man was arrested Saturday after driving while intoxicated and striking a pedestrian in Bay Shore, police said.

Edwin Rolando Santos-Romero was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry when he struck and critically injured a pedestrian, Suffolk police said.

Victim Jose Reyes, 46, had been crossing the street on Fifth Avenue near Bailey Avenue around 9:45 p.m., Suffolk police said.

Reyes, of Bay Shore, was taken by Brentwood Legion Ambulance to Southside Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

Santos-Romero, 23, was charged with driving while intoxicated and was held overnight at the Third Precinct. He was arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip, according to online court records. He was ordered held on bail of $30,000 bond or $10,000 cash, the records state.

Santos-Romero is represented by the Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County, according to court records. No one from that office could be reached for comment Sunday.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220 TIPS.


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