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Commack driver crashes car onto school grounds, cops say

The Dix Hills Fire Department responded to an

The Dix Hills Fire Department responded to an overturned vehicle in front of the Wolf Hills Elementary School at 350 Deer Park Avenue on March 8, 2017. The driver was taken to an area hospital with injuries. Photo Credit: Joseph Cassano

A Commack man was high on drugs when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed onto the grounds of a Dix Hills elementary school Wednesday afternoon, Suffolk police said.

John Alouisa, 26, was going north on Deer Park Avenue when he swerved just after 3:30 p.m. and hit a curb, causing his Nissan Altima to overturn and hit a tree on the grounds of the Vanderbilt Elementary School, police said.

Alouisa was charged with driving while intoxicated by drugs and was taken to Huntington Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no children in the area at the time, police said.

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