Man arrested for DUI after hitting pedestrian, 3 cars

July 4, 2012 11:34:44 AM PDT
Suffolk County police arrested a Central Islip man for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene after he struck a pedestrian and three vehicles with his vehicle early Wednesday.

Police say Alcides Melgar drove his 2008 Nissan Altima out of a parking spot on Suffolk Avenue at 2:20 a.m. and struck 26-year-old Joshua Serrano and two parked vehicles.

He then fled the scene, headed eastbound on Suffolk Avenue, and rear-ended a 2008 Toyota Corolla east of Fulton Street.

Serrano, 26, of Central Islip, suffered serious leg injuries and was transported by East Brentwood Rescue to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

The driver of the Corolla, Christopher Ocloo, 23, of Central Islip, was also transported to Southside Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Melgar, 23, was arrested at the scene of the crash with the Corolla and was charged with driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident.

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