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Central Islip Man Charged with DWI, Leaving Accident Scene

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A Central Islip man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly struck a pedestrian and parked vehicle while attempting to flee the scene, not once but twice.

The man, 23, of Willow Street was charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in property damage and leaving the scene without reporting the accident to authorities.

The pedestrian, 26, was transported to Southside Hospital where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

The driver struck the vehicle and parked car while traveling on Earle Street, police said. A resident followed the driver who continued driving on East Chestnut Street where he struck another parked car.

His vehicle was disabled after striking the second vehicle, at which point he tried to escape the scene on foot, but was held by the resident until police arrived on the scene, according to police.