For Immediate Release
Monday, December 04, 2017
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI after Head-On Crash
Location: Middle Country Road and Hillcrest Drive, Nesconset, New York
Date/Time: December 3, 2017 at approximately 5:30 p.m.

Suffolk County Police yesterday arrested a man for driving while intoxicated following a head-on crash in Nesconset.


Danny Banegas was driving a 2000 Acura eastbound on Middle Country Road, near Hillcrest Drive, when his vehicle crossed into the westbound lane and struck a 2014 Nissan Rogue at approximately 5:30 p.m. on December 3.


The driver of the Rogue, a 54-year-old woman from Ronkonkoma, New York, and her 12-year-old daughter were transported to Stony Brook University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.


Banegas, 37, of 99 Hallock Road in Lake Grove, New York, was admitted to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip at a later date.


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Authority: Timothy D. Sini, Commissioner 17-703731
Suffolk County Police Department

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