Man accused of driving high in Rockville Centre hit-and-run

Prosecutors say a Lawrence man was high on heroin when he ran down a pedestrian, dragged him down the street and attempted to flee the scene in Rockville Centre Monday night.



It happened at the intersection of Sunrise Highway and Park Avenue. Upon arrival, the male victim, 28, was found to have suffered serious injuries to his head and body.



Police arrested Frank Onolfi, 28, in front of the Baldwin train station shortly after the incident with the help of a vehicle description from a witness.



Prosecutors say Onolfi admitted that he used heroin right before the incident.



Authorities say eight bags of heroin were found inside the 28-year-old's car. Onolfi's attorney says his client is not guilty.



Onolfi is charged with assault, vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident, criminal possession of a controlled substance and driving while ability impaired by drugs.



Despite having no criminal history, he is being held on $200,000 bond.


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