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Man charged with DWI after crashing into tree, cops say

Suffolk County police said an Islip Terrace man

Suffolk County police said an Islip Terrace man was charged with drunken driving after crashing a van into a tree on Bayview Avenue in East Islip about 11:40 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017. Photo Credit: Stringer News Service

An Islip Terrace man faces drunken driving charges after he lost control of the van he was driving and crashed into a tree in East Islip late Saturday, Suffolk County police said.

Christopher Legendre, 24, suffered minor injuries, Suffolk County Assistant Police Commissioner Justin Meyers said Sunday in an emailed statement.

The crash happened about 11:40 p.m. when Legendre was driving a 2012 Ford van north on Bayview Avenue and lost control of the vehicle, Meyers said.

Meyers said the van crossed over the southbound lane onto a lawn on Bayview Avenue, struck a utility pole and then continued on the lawn before overturning and crashing into a tree.

Legendre was taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore for treatment, Meyers said.

Arraignment information was not immediately available.

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