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Cops: Drunken driver pulled from burning vehicle after crash

The scene of an alleged drunken driving crash

The scene of an alleged drunken driving crash early Monday in Farmingdale. Credit: Paul Mazza

A Farmingdale man was arrested and charged with drunken driving Monday morning after he rammed into a parked Jeep and caused damage to two other vehicles, Nassau County police said.

A patrol officer who was nearby dragged Garrett O’Reilly, 23, from his burning vehicle around 3 a.m. at the intersection of Jefferson and Lafayette roads in Farmingdale, police said.

The officer reported that O’Reilly “had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage and his eyes were glassy and bloodshot,” a police spokeswoman said.

O’Reilly’s 2013 Nissan Rogue struck a parked 2016 Jeep Cherokee, which hit a parked Toyota RAV4. The Rogue then hit a 2017 Honda Pilot, police said.

He was admitted to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries and will be arraigned when medically feasible on a charge of driving while intoxicated, and vehicle and traffic law violations, police said.

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