DA Magalhaes-Lemos accused of DUI in crash on LIE at exit 55

The incident happened early this morning, but closed the highway for hours into the morning rush.

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. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Talking to Long Islanders about how they feel 1 Long Islanders split over Trump's address to Congress
Police say some parents of children at the 2 Students found safe after Nesconset parents report missing school bus
Experts will follow up with a visit and 3 Merchant Marine Academy expected to release assault prevention report
According to police, Keith Bierman, of Syosset, first 4 Man accused of DWI, hitting Nassau fire department vehicle
Harriet Quimby was the first licensed female pilot, 5 LI Hidden Past: Harriet Quimby

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE