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Drunk Bayport man sped past trooper on parkway, police say

John Testa, 19, of Bayport, was arrested by

John Testa, 19, of Bayport, was arrested by a New York State trooper and charged with driving while in intoxicated and other traffic violations on the Southern State Parkway near Hempstead Avenue on Aug. 14, 2016. Photo Credit: NYS Police

He passed a marked State Police unit at “a high rate of speed” on the Southern State Parkway early Sunday.

Then, police said, he changed lanes without signaling.

The trooper conducted a traffic stop, ultimately arrested the driver, John Testa, 19, of Bayport — charging him with driving while intoxicated and a handful of traffic violations.

The speeding occurred on the Southern State near Hempstead Avenue, Exit 17, at about 12:40 a.m., police said.

Police said that after witnessing the violations, the trooper stopped the black Cadillac that Testa was driving. Testa failed the subsequent field sobriety tests, police said.

He was issued an appearance ticket returnable to First District Court in Hempstead on Aug. 26.

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