Teen Arrested on DWI Charges in Crash That Injured 2 in Dix Hills

A teenage driver was arrested Saturday night after a crash that injured two passengers in Dix Hills.

Suffolk police said the 17-year-old crashed a 2010 Honda Civic with three passengers while driving east on Vanderbilt Parkway, a quarter mile east of McCullough Drive. She lost control of the car, which went nto the woods about 9:15 p.m.

Two of the passengers, Kenia Perez and Santos Mendez, both 18 years old, were were taken to hospitals for serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The third passenger, Yanci Velis-Mendoza, 21, and the 17-year-old driver were treated at local hospitals for minor injuries.

The 17-year-old was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. She will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.

The Honda was impounded for a safety check. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.

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