Dad accused of DWI with 6-year-old son in tow

A Mastic man who was driving with his 6-year-old son and crashed into oncoming traffic was charged Monday with drunk driving. Police say Wayne Swiggers, 49, was driving northwest on Moriches-Middle Island

News 12 Staff

Dec 18, 2007, 1:40 AM

Updated 6,054 days ago

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A Mastic man who was driving with his 6-year-old son and crashed into oncoming traffic was charged Monday with drunk driving.
Police say Wayne Swiggers, 49, was driving northwest on Moriches-Middle Island Road Sunday when he lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic. According to police, Swiggers' truck hit a sedan head-on. Authorities say his son was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Authorities say Swiggers refused a breathalyzer test at the scene of the crash.
According to a felony complaint from the First District Court, an arresting officer said, " ... his eyes were bloodshot and watery, strong odor of alcoholic beverage, poor coordination, slurred speech and unsteady on his feet."
All injuries from the crash are considered non-life threatening. Swiggers was arraigned Monday morning. He has two prior DWI convictions. The case has now gone to Child Protective Services.


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