Alleged drunk driver on Long Island may face upgraded charges after victim dies

FARMINGVILLE, Suffolk County (WABC) -- A man accused of driving drunk and plowing into a disabled car on Long Island will likely face upgraded charges after the victim died over the weekend.

Christopher Montpetit, 36, had a hearing in Suffolk County Court Monday morning on misdemeanor DWI charges.

Thirty-year-old Erika Bautista, of Farmingville, passed away from the injuries she sustained during the accident last month.

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Bautista's car had become disabled on the side of County Route 83 when Montpetit, a local realtor, allegedly slammed into the car.

Her three young daughters were also in the car and survived.

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