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Cops: Man Drives High, Crashes on Wantagh State Parkway

Three injured after driver loses control of car, slams into trees.

Three people were injured Wednesday morning after a driver, who was allegedly high, lost control of a car and slammed into several trees, New York State Police said.

Troopers said Dwayne Alcala, 28, of Bay Shore, was at the wheel of a Toyota Corolla that crashed on the Wantagh State Parkway at about 1:30 a.m. Alcala lost control of the car on a curve in the roadway on the parkway near Merrick Road in Wantagh, cops said. The car drove onto the right shoulder and slammed into several trees, cops said.

Alcala and one unidentified passenger were rushed to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment. A third female passenger was taken to Winthrop University Hospital after suffering the "most serious injuries" of all involved, cops said.

Alcala was charged with driving while ability impaired by drugs and second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. Other possible charges are pending, cops said.

Christopher Wendt July 03, 2014 at 06:35 AM
Rita, that is not journalism. But if it suits you, then you got your point across. Just the facts, but not too many of them, and the omitted facts...well, just read between those lines! Huh?
EM Resident July 03, 2014 at 07:05 AM
Popo -it is could HAVE not could OF-I notice more and more people making that error. The contraction is could've by the way. Again could HAVE not OF.
Popo July 03, 2014 at 07:44 AM
AGAIN.......HAVE A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!!! Maybe EM...you COULD HAVE one too😉👍!
martha July 04, 2014 at 03:03 PM
Missing the whole point. Another piece of @$!# on the road, a danager to society
martha July 04, 2014 at 03:04 PM
Ha go to it Einstein I spelled danger wrong

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