Cops: Manorville man charged with DWI after fleeing scene

04/29/2012 11:01 AM |

A 39-year-old Manorville man was charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident after a Saturday night crash in Calverton forced a woman to be airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital with serious injuries, Riverhead Police said.

Michael Murphy allegedly fled the scene on foot after a head-on crash on Sound Avenue and Twomey Avenue around 9:30 p.m. The Riverhead Police K9 Unit responded along with New York State Police and Mr. Murphy was found a short time later, police said.

Liliana Rios of Baiting Hollow suffered serious injuries to her chest, police said. Ms. Rios, 25, was the driver of the other vehicle. She was listed in fair condition Sunday, according to a hospital spokesman. One other passenger suffered less serious injuries. Nikolin Lejhia, 26, of Manhattan was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center. Another passenger was unharmed.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Riverhead Police Detective Division at 727-4500 (332).

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