Married couple fatally struck by drunken driver in Massapequa Park

News 12 is told the driver of the car, 63-year-old John Hartwig, is facing several charges including DWI and vehicular manslaughter. News 12 is told the driver of the car, 63-year-old John Hartwig, is facing several charges including DWI and vehicular manslaughter.
MASSAPEQUA PARK -

A drunken driver struck and killed a married couple in Massapequa Park Saturday night, officials say.

Barbara and Melvyn Glickman, of Melville, were crossing Merrick Road just east of Park Blvd. around 8 p.m. when they were struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver.

"We were sitting by the front of the restaurant and we heard a loud bang and we saw a lot of commotion," says Jake Burbar, who witnessed the incident. "I saw the driver that hit him being led away in handcuffs."

The 77-year-old victims were taken to a nearby hospital where they later died.

John Hartwig, 63, is facing several charges including DWI and two counts of vehicular manslaughter.

The Massapequa man appeared before a judge Sunday in Hempstead, and is facing two counts of vehicular manslaughter.

In court, Hartwig's lawyer says he is an owner of McQuades restaurant in Lynbrook. 

Prosecutors say Hartwig registered a 0.13 blood alcohol level, nearly twice the legal limit.

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