Calixto Hernandez, 36, of 125 Timberline Dr., was held on bail of $100,000 at his arraignment Saturday in First District Court in Central Islip, where his Legal Aid attorney entered a plea of not guilty.
Jose Alvarado, 35, Hernandez's cousin and a passenger in the Isuzu, was killed in the crash, which flipped the SUV on its side and threw it into a pole.
Lazo-Giron also was charged with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting it, police said. He was arrested after he and his passenger showed up at a hospital seeking treatment, police said.
According to a criminal complaint filed in court, Lazo-Giron told police he drank about seven beers before the crash. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday and was held on $100,000 bail.