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West Islip man was drunk when he drove into snowbank, cops say

At about 2:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb.11, 2017, the

At about 2:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb.11, 2017, the West Islip Fire Department responded to a crash on the eastbound Sunrise Highway service road just east of Deer Park Avenue. John Paul Fitzgerald, 59, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro when he plowed into a snowbank, Suffolk County police said. Fitzgerald was charged with drunken-driving, police said. Credit: Joseph Cassano

A West Islip man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed his car into a snowbank early Saturday, police said.

John Paul Fitzgerald, 59, was driving a 2014 Chevrolet on the eastbound Sunrise Highway service road in West Islip at 2:30 a.m. when he plowed into a snowbank, a Suffolk County police spokeswoman said.

Photos from the scene show a silver two-door Camaro convertible with extensive front- and passenger-side damage. The car appears to be stuck in the snow just before the Higbie Lane exit, adjacent to a commercial strip.

Fitzgerald was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.

Arraignment and attorney information for Fitzgerald was not immediately available.

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