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Gregory Milau of Ronkonkoma identified as bicyclist hit by alleged drunken driver

Suffolk County police at the scene where bicyclist

Suffolk County police at the scene where bicyclist Gregory Milau, 26, of Ronkonkoma was struck by an alleged drunken driver on Veterans Memorial Highway in Islandia on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

Suffolk County police have identified the man struck and injured on his bike in Islandia on Thursday night as a 26-year-old Ronkonkoma man.

Gregory Milau was “crossing against a steady red signal light” from Suffolk Avenue onto Veterans Memorial Highway at about 7:15 p.m. when he was struck by a 2008 Honda CR-V traveling southbound in the Veterans Memorial Highway left lane.

The driver of the Honda, Glenn Klimpel, 54, of Ronkonkoma, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Klimpel was released on $5,000 bail after his arraignment Friday and a sample of his blood was taken, said his attorney, William Petrillo of Garden City.

“It will be clear that he was not drunk,” Petrillo said, adding that his client stayed at the scene and aided Milau.

Those with information about the crash can call Fourth Squad detectives at 631-854-8452.

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