According to Suffolk County Police, Ronald Rivera was in the driver's seat of a 2002 Toyota mini-van parked in front of 7-Eleven on Carleton Avenue in Central Islip at about 1:15 a.m. when he accidentally put the vehicle into drive and crashed into the front of the building.
Rivera left the scene on foot, police said. He was apprehended nearby a short time later.
Rivera, 23, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
He was also issued a summons for driving without a license. No one was injured in the crash. The front windows of the store were broken.
A Town of Islip Building Inspector determined there was no structural damage to the building.