Long Island man charged with DWI following accident that killed pedestrian

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PORT JEFFERSON STATION, LONG ISLAND, NY – Police on Long Island said an alleged drunk driver was arrested following a fatal pedestrian accident Tuesday night, the Daily Voice reports.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Coram

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The incident occurred on Route 112 in the vicinity of Pine Road in Coram. According to Suffolk County Police, 24-year-old Jason Hank of Port Jefferson Station was driving a Toyota Corolla northbound just after 9:30 p.m. when he hit a pedestrian on the roadway.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He was identified as 66-year-old Glenn Ohlinger of Coram.

Newsday reports that Hank showed indications of impairment when he returned to the scene, and he was subsequently taken into custody and charged with driving while intoxicated.

He was released on his own recognizance following his arraignment in First District Court in Central Islip Wednesday.

Suffolk County Police are continuing their investigation in the case. Anyone with information was asked to contact the department’s Major Case Unit.

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