A Shirley man was arrested on drunken driving charges on...

A Shirley man was arrested on drunken driving charges on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, after he ran a red light in the hamlet and struck a Volkswagen, above, causing it to hit a pole on Carnation Drive and Moriches-Middle Island Road, according to police, who said the suspect then fled the scene on foot. Credit: LIHotShots / T.J. Lambui

Suffolk County police said they arrested a Shirley man and charged him with driving drunk in his hometown Wednesday morning after he ran a red light and struck another car — injuring its occupants — then ran away.

Sean Williams, 37, of Carlton Drive, faces charges of driving while intoxicated, first-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without an interlock device and leaving the scene of an accident, police said.

Williams was driving a 2013 Hyundai Sonata north on Carnation Drive at Moriches-Middle Island Road at 9:09 a.m. when he ran a red light and struck a 2014 Volkswagen, then fled the scene on foot, according to police. The Volkswagen that he hit then struck a pole, police said.

Williams was tracked by a canine unit that found him in a shed, police said.

The man driving the Volkswagen and his female passenger suffered minor injuries and were treated at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, police said.

Williams was being held by police overnight and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in First District Court in Central Islip. It was unclear whether he had retained an attorney.

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