Police: LI man driving drunk struck stepson walking dog

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CENTERPORT, Long Island (WABC) -- A Long Island man is under arrest after police say he drove while intoxicated and crashed into his stepson.

According to Suffolk County Police, Scott Lipton of Centerport was driving his 2017 Jaguar southbound in front of his home on Laurel Hill Road Monday at about 5:30 p.m. when his vehicle struck his 13-year-old stepson, who was walking his dog, and then a pole.

The teen was transported by Suffolk County Police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of a broken leg.

Lipton's 9-year-old stepson, who was a passenger in the car, was taken to Huntington Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Lipton, 42, was not injured. The dog was not injured.

Lipton was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years or younger (Leandra's Law), and endangering the welfare of a child.