Police: Bay Shore man arrested in fatal DWI crash

Police have arrested a Bay Shore man today who they say slammed into a utility pole in Central Islip while driving drunk, killing one of

CENTRAL ISLIP - Police have arrested a Bay Shore man today who they say slammed into a utility pole in Central Islip while driving drunk, killing one of his passengers.

Authorities say Jaime Grijava, 28, was driving his 1998 Mercedes southbound on Joshua's Path at around 3:30 a.m. when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and hit a utility pole at the intersection of Caleb's Path.

Grijava's backseat passenger, 22-year-old Teodoro Albin, was pronounced dead at the scene. Grijava's cousin Ramiro, who was sitting in the front, was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say Grijava took off from the scene of the crash, leaving the car behind. He was arrested a short time later.

Grijava was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. He will be arraigned tomorrow.

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Valley Stream residents got another chance Thursday to 1 Hempstead IDA holds another meeting on mall tax break
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2016 file 2 Drug lord 'El Chapo' extradited, flown to Suffolk airport
A Riverhead school bus driver has been 3 Riverhead bus driver arrested after drug raid at school's garage
Officials say a 16-year-old is under arrest in 4 Officials: Teen arrested in connection with 2 slayings, robbery
Police say detectives bought heroin during an investigation 5 Police: Heroin overdose leads police to arrests in Freeport

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