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Intoxicated teen strikes home with car, police say

The scene of the crash in Shirley early

The scene of the crash in Shirley early Monday. Credit: John Walthers

A Shirley teen was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after Suffolk County police said he hit a brick stanchion and continued into a home on nearby Floyd Road South early Monday.

The sole occupant home at the time was not injured in the incident, which occurred at about 12:25 a.m., police said.

The driver, identified as Jefersson Soysos, 19, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue for treatment of what police described only as "non-life-treatening injuries."

He was charged with driving while intoxicated and is scheduled for arraignment at a later date, police said.

Police said Soysos struck the brick stanchion outside the home, which is located at a T-intersection with Chanel Drive East, about a block from his own listed address, only to have the 2011 Kia Forte he was driving overturn and careen through the front wall of the home.

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