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Police: Huntington man driving drunk, offered teens ride to school from bus stop

Jake Giffuni, 23, of Huntington, was charged with

Jake Giffuni, 23, of Huntington, was charged with driving while intoxicated and two counts of endangering the welfare for a child on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Credit: SCPD

A Huntington man was driving drunk when he stopped his car early Thursday and asked two teenage sisters if they wanted a ride to school, Suffolk County police said.

Jake Giffuni, 23, of 11 Walden Place, is charged with driving while intoxicated and two counts of endangering the welfare for a child.

He will be held overnight and is scheduled to be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Central Islip.

Giffuni was driving a 2002 Honda Accord on East Pulaski Road in Huntington at about 7 a.m. when he approached the teens, ages 13 and 15, who were waiting at a bus stop.

Police said he asked them if they wanted a ride to school, then drove off when the girls refused.

Police were notified in a 911 call by a parent of the girls, and Giffuni's car was found in front of his residence by Second Precinct Officer Aaron Klein.

Police determined that Giffuni was intoxicated and he was arrested.

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