CENTRAL ISLIP - ? Police say a Central Islip man was driving 126 mph and drunk on the Expressway.

Joseph Melendez, 26, was stopped and arrested near exit 34 early yesterday morning. News 12 Long Island has learned other drivers had to swerve out of the way as Melendez sped down the highway for miles.

Melendez is facing reckless driving and DWI charges.