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Bicyclist hit by drunk driver on Veterans Highway in Islandia, road closed, police say

A bicyclist went against a red light in Islandia on Thursday night and was hit by a driver who was drunk, shutting down a major roadway, Suffolk County police said.

The victim, a man whose name was not released, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, and the driver, who failed field sobriety tests, was arrested, said Fourth Precinct Det. Sgt. John Fives.

The collision happend about 7:20 p.m. on Veterans Memorial Highway at Suffolk Avenue, police said.

The roadway remained closed at 11 p.m. in both directions as crime scene investigators documented what happened, police said.

Other details were not immediately available as detectives gathered evidence and confirmed identities of those involved.

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