Cops: Teen driver, Cory Bennett, high on drugs in W. Babylon crash

The incident happened on 9th Street and 1st Avenue. (2/1/13)

WEST BABYLON - Police say the teenage driver of a van that struck a utility pole in West Babylon last night was high on drugs.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. when the van hit the pole at 9th Street and 1st Avenue.

Officials say Cory Bennett, 19, of West Babylon, is accused of driving while ability impaired by drugs.

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Police say Bennett was treated for a possible overdose and also faces federal charges because there was a minor who was 15 years old in the van.

The 15-year-old and three other passengers were not hurt.

 

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