COMMACK - Police say a driver was high on drugs behind the LIE crash that snarled the morning commute in Commack on Monday.
According to police, DA Magalhaes-Lemos, of Farmingville, 22, rear-ended a motorcycle with his SUV on the eastbound side of the LIE right near exit 55.
The incident happened early this morning, but police closed the highway for hours into the morning rush.
The Blue Point woman driving the motorcycle went flying, suffering serious injuries to her ribs and back.
Magalhaes-Lemos is now charged with driving under the influence of drugs.
For extended Chopper 12 footage from above the crash scene, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.