Man Charged With DWI After Two-Car Crash on Pulaski

A Florida couple were injured Sunday night when their vehicle was struck by another on Pulaski Road in Huntington Station, Suffolk County police said.

Robert Beegel and his wife, Rhonda Beegel, were in a 2013 Jeep Wrangler westbound on Pulaski Road near Depot Road when an eastbound sedan driven by Elmer Penate struck them at 7:21 p.m.

Penate, 33, of Huntington Station, was taken to South Shore University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Beegel, 67, of Ocean Ridge, Fla., and Rhonda Beegel, 67, who was a passenger in the Jeep, were taken to Huntington Hospital with minor injuries.

Second Squad detectives charged Penate with Driving While Intoxicated. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.

The vehicles were impounded. Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call theĀ Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

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