LONG ISLAND, NY – According to dailyvoice.com, a woman, aged 41, sustained fatal injuries and a man who was allegedly driving drunk, aged 27, was seriously injured when his vehicle, an SUV, slammed into a pole during the early morning hours on Long Island, per the local police.
The accident happened right before 2:30 a.m. during this past weekend on County Road 51 in Southampton, which is due south of Suffolk Community College. The accident happened in the southbound lane of the roadway.
Law enforcement responding to the scene came upon an SUV that had struck a metal pole with two individuals in his vehicle, per a lieutenant with the Southampton Town Police Department. After extracting the female passenger from the vehicle, emergency personnel attempted to perform CPR on her before transporting her to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. The alleged drunk driver was transported by medical helicopter to a local hospital where he is listed in serious condition.
The male driver, from Mastic Beach, has been charged with drunk driving. The female passenger, who was from Riverhead, has been notified, per police.
Detectives from Southampton are continuing to investigate the crash, with the help of New York State Troopers.
According to facts from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drivers who have a blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, of 0.08% or more are considered impaired by alcohol under the applicable law. Approximately one in three traffic fatalities in the U.S. involve a driver who is impaired by alcohol. Pursuant to efforts on the part of the states to prevent drunk driving, the rates of drunk driving and alcohol-related fatal accidents have decreased over the past few years. Notwithstanding, drivers still get behind the wheel while drunk over one million times per year.
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