Disabled motorist hit by alleged drunken driver on Sunrise Highway

PATCHOGUE - Sheriff's deputies say a disabled motorist who was standing outside their car was hit by an alleged drunken driver on the Sunrise Highway.

The incident happened at around 3 a.m. near exit 52.

In video obtained by News 12 Long Island, deputies can be seen giving the driver a Breathalyzer test and then putting him in handcuffs.

Police have identified the driver as 30-year-old Tenchue Atkinsonfrom Patchogue.

The disabled motorist was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Sunrise Highway has been reopened between exits 51 and 53.

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