Huntington Man Accused of DWI, Striking Pedestrian in Bay Shore

A Huntington man was accused of driving while intoxicated after an accident in Bay Shore that left a  pedestrian critically injured.

Suffolk police said Edwin Rolando Santos-Romero was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry north on Fifth Avenue when his vehicle struck a pedestrian trying to cross the street near Bailey Avenue at approximately 9:45 p.m. The victim, Jose Reyes, 46, of Bay Shore, was taken  by Brentwood Legion Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was listed in critical condition.

Santos-Romero, 23, was charged with driving while intoxicated. He was being held overnight at the Third Precinct station house and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip Sunday.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have witnessed this crash to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220 TIPS.

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