Police: Driver crashes boat into Long Island jetty, then runs off

PATCHOGUE (WABC) -- The vacation season got off to a rough start with a boating hit and run on the South Shore of Long Island.

A 23 foot Sea Ray boat crashed into a jetty at the entrance of the Patchogue River, just after 9 Sunday night.

Seven people were on the boat when it was hit, but police say the driver ran off.

Then the other passengers walked away, refusing to cooperate with police.

One passenger, 29-year old Danielle Virgilio of Farmingdale, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

The vessel suffered extensive damage and was secured in place. Police are attempting to locate the owner, who is responsible for removing it from the rocks.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Fifth Precinct Crime Section at 631-854-8526.
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