Man accused of driving drunk, crashing into Patchogue building

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PATCHOGUE -

A Shirley man is accused of driving drunk, crashing into a building and injuring a passenger in his vehicle.

It happened on East Main Street at the intersection of Bay Avenue in Patchogue.

Police say Chester Ciancarelli lost control of his car just before midnight and slammed into the building.

His 38-year-old passenger was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening.

No one was inside the building at time.

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