Cops: Calverton man suffers minor injuries in drunk driving crash

03/06/2011 9:39 PM |

A Calverton man was involved in a two-car crash Sunday morning that was allegedly caused by a drunk driver and injured seven people in East Patchogue, Suffolk County Police said.

Police said 24-year-old Jorge Solorzano-Guzman, who was allegedly driving driving drunk, was driving a 2001 Mitsubishi eastbound on Woodside Avenue when he drove through a red light at the intersection of Patchogue-Yaphank Road about 9:30 a.m. Mr. Solrzano-Guzman of Bellport was then hit by the 2001 Honda driven by Paul Raia, 28, of Calverton who was driving south on Patchogue-Yaphank Road, according to police.

Erika Perez Nivelo, 19, a rear-seat passenger in the Mitsubishi, was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in East Patchogue where she was treated for serious injuries.  Passenger Diana Matute Delgado, 22, was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center via police helicopter where she was also treated for serious injuries.

A third passenger in the Mitsubishi, Enrique Delabarrera, 18, of Bellport, suffered minor injures and was charged with Making a Punishable False Written Statement for initially claiming that she was driving the car.

Mr. Raia and two of his passengers were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where they were treated for minor injuries.

Mr. Solorzano-Guzman was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He was charged with DWI and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Monday.



3 Comment

  • if the person who lives at the property who was arrested, is aquitted, how long does the landlord’s name stay on the wall?
    have not read the law, so hopefully there are protocols in place to clear people’s names as well

  • I agree wholeheartedly with your reminder that the accused shall be innocent until proven guilty. It is the core of our judicial system. However, this is not a sentencing in a court of law. It is a way to raise the public’s awareness of their surroundings and to reveal repeat offenders where there have been multiple arrests or violations issued. There is real danger in properties being left unattended, and it is up to us to demand a safer community. I think the aim here is to encourage landowners to take responsibility and I don’t think this “punishment” needs to be contingent on a conviction. Again, I respect your sentiments, but I think of this more as a public’s right to know than an unjust law. I assume that if there have been multiple arrests and violations at one location, then the community needs to know what is happening.

  • We’re looking to rent. 1 week or 2 max. You just show sales & don’t link the business sites