Suffolk County Police arrested a man Wednesday and accused him of driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of a crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist in Shirley.
Robert Engel was operating a 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle north on the William Floyd Parkway, near Lawrence Road, when he was struck from behind by a 2012 Toyota sedan being driven by Thomas Dudley. The crash occurred about 5:50 p.m. Engel, 52, of Northport, was transported via Shirley Ambulance to Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue in serious but non-life-threatening condition.
Dudley fled the scene but was found a short time later and arrested by Seventh Precinct officers, the department said.
Dudley, 36, of Mastic Beach was charged with DWI and Leaving the Scene of an Accident with Serious Physical Injury. He is scheduled to be arraigned at First Court in Central Islip on Thursday.