Officer serves as chauffeur when crash strands bride and groom

A couple was driving to their wedding when another vehicle made a U-turn in front of their Jeep.

News 12 Staff

Dec 22, 2018, 9:35 PM

Updated 1,977 days ago

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A bride and groom who were stranded by a crash on the way to their wedding ended up meeting a special chauffeur -- and ceremony witness -- when police responded to the scene.
Suffolk police say 36-year-old Joseph DeMichele and his fiancee, Feliece Terwilliger, were driving to their wedding Saturday with their two kids in tow. They were on Montauk Highway in Shirley when police say another vehicle made a U-turn in front of their Jeep, and the cars collided.
No one was hurt, but their 1998 Jeep became disabled from the crash.
Suffolk Police Officer Cody Matthews, with the 7th Precinct, responded to the scene. Police say the officer drove the couple to their wedding at Lake Grove Village Hall, and was then invited to be an official witness to their marriage. He signed their marriage certificate.


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