James Tagart facing DWI charges in fatal Levittown crash

The accident happened just west of Gardiners Avenue and closed down Hempstead Turnpike for hours yesterday. (4/23/14)

LEVITTOWN - The man accused in a fatal accident that shut down Hempstead Turnpike for hours yesterday will face a judge on DWI charges.

Police say James Tagart, of Levittown, was driving drunk at 6 a.m. yesterday when he ran down and killed an elderly man.

The victim has been identified as Robert Chapman, 81, who was crossing Hempstead Turnpike when he was struck.

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The accident happened just west of Gardiners Avenue and closed down Hempstead Turnpike for hours.

 

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