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Police: Central Islip man charged with DWI

A 35-year-old Central Islip man was arrested and charged with drunken driving after he lost control of the van he was driving, crashing into six parked cars before coming to a stop on the front lawn of a home in Islip Terrace Sunday night, Suffolk County police said.

Edry Martinez of 229 Atlantic St. was charged with unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated after the crash on Connetquot Avenue at 9:25 p.m. Police said Martinez has a previous DWI conviction within the past 10 years, leading officers to seize his 2000 Chevy van at the scene.

Police could not immediately confirm reports from the scene that the home was struck in the crash. No one was injured in the crash, police said.

Police said that, in addition to the parked cars, Martinez also struck a tree.

The crash site was on Connetquot Avenue between Cedarhurst Street and Rockaway Street, police said.

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