Louis Lanasa, 23, of Kings Park was arrested Aug. 28 and faces one charge of operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs, a misdemeanor; one misdemeanor count of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance - prescription drugs; and one felony count of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled controlled substance - cocaine.
Police said Lanasa was driving a 2003 Lincoln Navigator on Redwood Lane in Smithtown when he crashed into another vehicle at 8:20 p.m. Officers said Lanasa was under the influence of drugs at the time of the accident and found cocaine in his car, according to police reports.
From Smithtown: Map: Complete Guide to Main Street Vacancies
As Smithtown voters prepare to go to the polls next Tuesday to cast the first of many votes in the 2013 elections, the future of Main Street hangs in the balance.
Smithtown's Main Street is not only the geographic center where Town Hall stands, but also serves as its primary downtown area that – ideally – draws in shoppers from Commack, Hauppauge, Kings Park, Nesconset and other nearby towns.
But, what stores are left to bring shoppers into the downtown area?
From Commack: Man Critically Injured in Commack LIE Crash
A crash closed the Long Island Expressway eastbound between Exits 52 (Commack Road) and 53 (Sagtikos Parkway) Friday morning.
According to police, Leon Parks, 23, of Coram, was driving a 2013 Nissan Altima eastbound on the Long Island Expressway at Exit 53 when his vehicle struck a guardrail and overturned at 4:46 a.m.
Parks was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.Witnesses told police that Parks was driving at a high rate of speed.
From Northport: Police: Drunken Northport Woman Seriously Injures Passenger in Crash
A Northport woman was arrested Thursday after police said she was driving while intoxicated after her passenger was seriously injured in a crash in Centerport early that morning.
According to Suffolk County police, Elizabeth Damilatis was driving a 2011 Volvo SUV westbound on East Main Street when she lost control of her vehicle, which struck a utility pole on the north side of road in front of 375 East Main St. at 3:51 a.m.The passenger in the SUV, Thomas Martin, 36, of Huntington, was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
From Half Hollow Hills: Set Down the Keys, Share a Ride
Let someone else do the driving.That's the suggestion behind 511NY Rideshare’s 2013 Carpool Challenge, which Huntington Supervisor Frank Petrone is suggesting for town employees. The program says that employees who agree to complete at least four round trips in a calendar month before Nov. 30. They have to get to and from work by means other than driving themselves alone.