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Cops: Man Drove Drunk, Hit Co-worker with Car

Kip Beermann. Credit: Suffolk Police County Department
Kip Beermann. Credit: Suffolk Police County Department

A Kings Park man drove while intoxicated and struck a co-worker with his car in a parking lot in Fort Salonga early Wednesday, authorities said.

Suffolk police say Kip Beermann was driving a 2001 Ford pickup with a trailer attached in a parking lot off of Meadow Glen Lane when he struck his coworker, Kevin Schmidt, who was working in the parking lot.

Schmidt, 47, of Setauket, was transported to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown where he was treated for serious injuries. Beermann was not injured, police said.

The Suffolk County Police Motor Carrier Safety Section conducted a safety inspection of the vehicle at the scene.

Fourth Squad Detectives charged Beermann, 52, of 363 Meadow Road, with driving while intoxicated and He will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.
CAPICU June 25, 2014 at 04:38 PM
Did Kip Beerman sip on too many Beers before clipping his friend, oh dear?
ITTechpros June 25, 2014 at 05:13 PM
Thats a real ooo sh$t moment for sure...
JOANNE TEIGUE June 28, 2014 at 12:53 AM
The real story is different. The News media sure has a way of wording events to make people look like crap.
CAPICU June 28, 2014 at 09:43 AM
You mean to say the guy's name is not beerman but beercan
Frank Esposito June 29, 2014 at 07:54 AM
Note to self.... do not attend office party next year.

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