For Immediate Release
Saturday, June 09, 2018
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI after Crash Injures Child
Location: Southbound William Floyd Parkway at Robinwood Drive. Shirley
Date/Time: Saturday, June 8 at approximately 11:20 p.m.

Suffolk County Police last night arrested a man for Driving While Intoxicated after he was involved in a motor vehicle crash in Shirley.

Karen Johnson was driving a 1997 Honda sedan with her 12-year-old daughter in the back seat at approximately 11:20 p.m. The Honda was stopped at a traffic light on southbound William Floyd Parkway at Robinwood Drive when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Donald Savage.

The 12-year-old was transported to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue for treatment of minor injuries. Neither the woman nor Savage was injured.

Savage, 41, of 143 Cypress Drive, Mastic Beach, was arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated. He is being held overnight at the Seventh Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip on June 9.  


A criminal charge is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 18-329101
Suffolk County Police Department

To report a crime anonymously, call 1-800-220-TIPS or text “SCPD” and your message to CRIMES (274637) or visit You may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 if your tip results in an arrest.