Long Island driver charged with DWI in hit and run

December 21, 2013 12:35:55 PM PST
A man is under arrest on Long Island on charges of hitting a pedestrian while driving drunk and then leaving the scene.

Police say 48-year old Alexander Thomas of Brooklyn was walking across New York Avenue in Huntington Station at about 4 a.m. Saturday when he was hit by a 1997 Nissan Sentra.

The driver of the Nissan, 21-year old Christian Pivaral of Huntington Station, allegedly fled the scene and was apprehended a short time later on New York Avenue.

Thomas was taken to Huntington Hospital with serious injuries.

Pivaral is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting Involving Serious Physical Injury and Driving While Intoxicated.