Police: Frederick Hoffman, of Lindenhurst, arrested for crashing into Richard Scheuermann, fleeing scene
WOODBURY - A Lindenhurst man is accused of drunken driving and fleeing the scene after striking a biker with his vehicle Friday night.
Police say Frederick Hoffman's minivan collided with a motorbike on North Eighth Street in Lindenhurst at around 10 p.m.
Hoffman allegedly fled the scene, but was arrested a short time later.
The biker, 19-year-old Richard Scheuermann, suffered a severe leg injury.
A couple who live on the block helped Scheuermann out of the street and stayed with him until he was airlifted to the hospital.
Hoffman lives in an apartment just a few blocks from where the incident occurred. He was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident with serious physical injury.