Police: Drunken driver arrested after Aquebogue crash, faces deportation

07/13/2012 1:00 PM |
JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Oscar Aragon's Honda Civic gets transported from Main Road in Aquebogue Thursday night on a flatbed truck. The car he struck, owned by a St. James man, was towed from the scene.

JENNIFER GUSTAVSON PHOTO | Oscar Aragon’s Honda Civic gets transported from Main Road in Aquebogue on a flatbed truck. The car he struck (still parked) was later towed from the scene.

A Riverhead man was arrested on DWI charges Thursday night after he hit a parked car on Main Road in Aquebogue, according to Riverhead Town police, who said the man is in the country illegally.

Oscar Aragon, 30, of Roanoke Avenue was driving west on Main Road in a 2000 Honda Civic about 10:50 p.m. when he collided into a parked car on the westbound shoulder, near Verderbers Landscape Nursery and Garden Center, police said.

The owner of the parked car, Catherine Ricci, 20, of St. James, was in the car at the time it was hit but was not injured.

Mr. Aragon was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries suffered in the crash, and was arrested for driving while intoxicated, police said.

He told police he didn’t recall the accident, police said.

Police said his eyes were glassy and bloodshot and he showed signs of being intoxicated.

Mr. Aragon was released from the hospital and ordered held in the Suffolk County jail in order to be turned over to the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service, authorities said.

His Civic was transported from the scene Thursday night on a flatbed truck.

The car he struck was towed away.

tgannon@timesreview.com

Jennifer Gustavson contributed reporting