A Cold Spring Harbor man was charged with driving while intoxicated after his passenger was seriously injured in a motor vehicle crash early Saturday morning.
Suffolk police said that Maxwell Hawkinson was driving a 2021 Jaguar F-Pace north on West Neck Road, south of Clearview Street, when his vehicle crossed into the southbound lane, struck a tree, a utility pole and a second tree at approximately 1:15 a.m.
Hawkinson, 18, was taken to Huntington Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Hawkinson’s passenger, Luke Giarraputo, 18, of Lloyd Harbor, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow for treatment of serious injuries.
He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He is scheduled for arraignment at a later date.
The vehicle was impounded for a safety check. Detectives are asking anyone with information on the crash to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.