Prosecutors: Brawl on Sunrise Highway in North Lindenhurst was dispute between relatives
A bloody brawl on Sunrise Highway in North Lindenhurst was the result of bad blood between relatives, according to prosecutors.
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A total of three people were arrested, including 38-year-old Patrick O’Connor and his 19-year-old son, James O’Connor. Patrick lost a portion of his nose in the melee.
A third defendant is a 16-year-old boy.
All three are citizens of the United Kingdom or Ireland, prosecutors say.
The dispute between distant cousins started at traffic court. There was a car chase, followed by a crash and the fight.
Brawlers were seen throwing punches and swinging sticks, which officials say were pickaxe handles.
Authorities say James O’Connor used a pickup truck to ram a vehicle being driven by his relatives. At the time, officials say his 4 and 12-year-old siblings were in his vehicle without car seats.
All three suspects are being held on $50,000 cash bail.
Two people were hospitalized.