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Cops: Medford man charged with DWI crossed traffic, struck driver

Juan Fanacio-Avila, 32, of Medford, was arrested Saturday,

Juan Fanacio-Avila, 32, of Medford, was arrested Saturday, May 23, 2015, and charged with driving while intoxicated after he swerved into oncoming traffic on Route 112 at Mount Vernon Avenue in Medford and hit another car, seriously injuring the driver, police said. Photo Credit: SCPD

A Medford man was arrested on a drunken driving charge early Saturday after he swerved into oncoming traffic and seriously injured another motorist, Suffolk police said.

Juan Fanacio-Avila, 32, was driving a 2000 Audi northbound on Route 112 at Mount Vernon Avenue in Medford at 6:07 a.m. when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lane and struck a 1999 Subaru driven by Froylan Perez, 35, of Coram.

Perez was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue with injuries that were serious but not considered life-threatening.

Fifth Squad detectives charged Fanacio-Avila, 32, with driving while intoxicated. He was to be held Saturday at the Fifth Precinct and was scheduled for arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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