For Immediate Release
Sunday, November 03, 2019
Incident: Man Arrested for DWI and Leaving the Scene Following Crash That Injures Pedestrian
Location: Intersection of Portion Road and Avenue B, Centereach
Date/Time: Sunday, November 3, 2019 at approximately 12:20 a.

Suffolk County Police early this morning arrested a man for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident following a crash that injured a pedestrian in Centereach.


Robert Bickmeyer was driving a 2006 Nissan eastbound on Portion Road, at the intersection of Avenue B, when his vehicle struck a pedestrian who was walking in the bicycle lane at approximately 12:20 a.m.


The victim, Giovanni Menendez, 40, of Holbrook, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


Bickmeyer, 60, of 8A La Bonne Vie Drive, East Patchogue, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. He will be held overnight at the Sixth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on November 3.



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Authority: Geraldine Hart, Commissioner 19-616814
Suffolk County Police Department

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