MTA truck slams into house in Bay Shore

Long Island news from Eyewitness News

December 16, 2012 8:16:34 AM PST
Police on Long Island have arrested a man for driving while intoxicated after he allegedly caused another vehicle to crash into a home in Bay Shore.

Police say Trijidio Valle was driving a Dodge van Saturday night when he crossed over into an oncoming lane of traffic and struck an MTA work truck heading west on Pineaire Drive.

The MTA truck then struck a house on Pine Aire Drive near the Brentwood Long Island Railroad station.

The house was knocked off its foundation and suffered extensive damage.

The truck driver and one resident in the home suffered minor injuries in the crash.

Police say Valle initially fled the scene on foot, but was found a short distance away near Jackson Street.

He is charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle.

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