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LIRR: Drunken driver arrested after stuck on tracks

Service was suspended on the Port Washington branch of the Long Island Rail Road for about an hour early Wednesday after a drunken driver got his car stranded on the tracks in Little Neck, Queens, a railroad spokeswoman said.

Edwin Guzman's Mazda got stuck near the west end of the Little Neck train station at 12:15 a.m., spokeswoman Meredith Daniels said. The third rail, which supplies electric power to trains, had to be de-energized on the branch, causing a service suspension between Great Neck and Douglaston.

One train, the 11:48 p.m. train from Penn Station to Port Washington, had to be held in Bayside for about one hour, Daniels said. A handful of other overnight trains also were affected.

The NYPD, FDNY and Metropolitan Transportation Authority police all responded.

Daniels said the MTA police arrested Guzman, 28, of Corona, Queens, and charged him with driving while intoxicated.

No one was injured.

With Ellen Yan

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