Police: DWI driver strikes pedestrian, 3 cars in Brentwood

Police say a Central Islip man who was driving drunk left a path of destruction and put another man in the hospital. Alcides Melgar was

BRENTWOOD - Police say a Central Islip man who was driving drunk left a path of destruction and put another man in the hospital. Alcides Melgar was arrested today after police say he hit a man who was walking on Suffolk Avenue in Brentwood. According to police, Melgar then hit three cars while trying to flee the scene. The victim who was struck suffered serious leg injuries. Melgar faces several charges, including leaving the scene of an accident and DWI.

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