The scene of the accident on Sunrise Highway in Shirley on...

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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