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Drug-impaired driver flips car in crash, Suffolk police say

A three-vehicle collision caused one to overturn Friday,

A three-vehicle collision caused one to overturn Friday, Dec. 23, 2016, on Middle Country Road in Coram. Suffolk County police caused the driver of one vehicle with drug-impaired driving. Credit: Thomas J. Lambui

Police said a Medford man was arrested and charged with driving while under the influence of drugs after he was involved in a crash with two other vehicles in Coram on Friday night.

Suffolk County police said Kevin Rafferty, 32, was driving a 2014 Nissan Maxima westbound on Middle Country Road when his vehicle clipped a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe that was waiting to make a left turn.

The Santa Fe was sent into an eastbound 2007 Toyota, which then struck a pole, while Rafferty’s vehicle overturned.

Rafferty was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Hyundai Santa Fe was treated for minor injuries at the scene.

Rafferty was charged with drug-impaired driving, police said, and he will be arraigned at a later date.

With Ellen Yan

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