Passenger Injured; Driver Charged With DWI

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.

6 Replies to “Passenger Injured; Driver Charged With DWI”

  1. The vehicle was most certainly not impounded!!!
    The vehicle uprooted a tree also uprooted a utility pole (it sent the utility pole flying through our fence and landed feet away from our chimney). The entire southern side of our fence is gone. The car was broken in half and left in the street until the wrecker picked it up late today.
    There was nothing to impound! I have several photos and video footage.

  2. A tale as old as time. An over-privileged CSH kid wraps daddy’s luxury car around a tree. I’m sure daddy will argue/settle with the DA claiming this kid was under severe psychological strain and the process repeats itself. Not our first rodeo Town of Huntington/Sufffolk – what will YOU do about it?

    1. Concerned Citizen,

      What will I do? Besides letting the justice system handle it, where hopefully the case will be evaluated on the specific and as yet unreleased facts of the case, the circumstances of the situation, and the merit of the legal arguments made? I’ll probably do pretty much what I do every day.
      I will definitely not go online and take simple minded shots at a person I don’t know, using cliched prejudices to demonize them and express my obviously sarcastic concern for my fellow citizens. Because socioeconomic status makes everything better.
      Btw, that rich kid? The one you don’t know? Your fellow citizen? He lost his Dad to a heart attack a few years ago. So his Dad won’t be arguing with anyone about his son’s severe psychological strain you again, sarcastically alluded too. Not that YOU would or could do anything about it anyway.

      1. Kid is lucky he didn’t kill anyone (yet) and lucky that his dad isn’t alive to see what a piece of trash to society his son has become. Thanks social justice warrior for your invaluable feedback to our community – you really proved a point here.

  3. The Police pick up whats left of the car ( impound as opposed to bringing to a collision yard ) In the event that the injury turns out to be a fatality – the remains of the vehicle are evidence to be used in prosecution of the driver. ( data recorders show speed , braking, steering etc ) . Regardless of his station in life, DWI at 18 , and the obvious excessive speed is completely irresponsible. An 18 year old is hardly in any postion to handle a performance vehicle even when sober. Newer cars have options for tracking & limiting speed & monitoring your kids driving behavior. Nothing wrong with letting your children prove they are responsible drivers. Both of my children drove low powered stick shift vehicles until they truly learned to drive. As a parent I cherish their lives too much.

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