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Sunrise Highway reopens after crash, motorcyclist charged with DWI, cops say

The scene of the accident on Sunrise Highway

The scene of the accident on Sunrise Highway in Shirley on Monday. Credit: James Carbone

Sunrise Highway near exit 57 in Shirley has reopened after a motorcycle crash, Suffolk County police said, and a West Babylon man injured in the crash has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

Police said John Hertel, 56, was riding a 2008 Harley Davidson near William Floyd Parkway, when he rear-ended a Nissan Altima at 3:05 p.m.

Hertel was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, police said. He was charged for driving while intoxicated, police said, adding he will be arraigned at a later date.

The driver of the Nissan Altima, a male, was not injured, police said. Sunrise Highway reopened at 5:50 p.m.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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