Disabled motorist hit by alleged drunken driver on Sunrise Highway

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.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."