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Drunken driver ran red light in Selden crash, Suffolk cops say

Firefighters respond to a crash on Middle Country

Firefighters respond to a crash on Middle Country Road in Selden at 11:45 p.m. Monday, April 10, 2017. A motorist was drunk when he ran a red light there and hit another vehicle, injuring the other driver, Suffolk County police said. Photo Credit: Christopher Sabella

A motorist was drunk when he ran a red light in Selden and hit another vehicle, injuring the other driver, Suffolk County police said.

Selden resident Mario Alvarado, 43, was driving north on College Road at 11:45 p.m. Monday when he ran the red light and hit a vehicle going east on Middle Country Road, police said.

Alvarado was awaiting arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip on a charge of driving while intoxicated, police said.

The other motorist was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

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