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Massapequa man tried to light bong while driving, police say

Vincent Deluca, 23, was accused of cruising down

Vincent Deluca, 23, was accused of cruising down the Meadowbrook while lighting a bong. (March 27, 2010)

Weed rather you not drive high.

A Massapequa man accused of cruising down the Meadowbrook while lighting a bong learned that lesson from police the hard way Friday when two state troopers spotted him mid-spark in the southbound lanes, a State Police news release said.

When they pulled over the driver, identified as Vincent Deluca, they "smelled an odor of marijuana emanating" from the 2005 Chevy that Deluca was driving, the release said.

Deluca, 23, was soon arrested and found to have psychedelic mushrooms, authorities said.

He was to be arraigned on criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana, State Police said. Arraignment details weren't available Saturday night.

Deluca's passenger, Anthony Arce, 24, of Freeport, was ticketed on marijuana possession charges.

Neither man could be immediately reached for comment.

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