Update: The 48-year-old Hampton Bays man stabbed in what police described as an Easter Sunday ‘road rage’ incident on Sound Avenue is in fair condition at Stony Brook University Hospital, a hospital spokeswoman said.
Brett Penny, 48, of Hampton Bays was allegedly stabbed in the chest by Michael Doroski, 25, of Wading River, after both men stopped their vehicles between Fresh Pond Road and Edwards Avenue in Baiting Hollow about 3:30 p.m., police said.
Mr. Doroski was charged with second degree assault and was expected to face a judge in Riverhead Town Justice Court Monday morning.
Original story: A 25-year-old Wading River man is facing an assault charge after stabbing another man during an alleged road rage incident on Sound Avenue Sunday afternoon, Riverhead Police said.
Michael Doroski (left) allegedly stabbed Brett Penny, 48, of Hampton Bays in the chest after they stopped their vehicles between Fresh Pond Road and Edwards Avenue in Baiting Hollow about 3:30 p.m., police said. Mr. Doroski left the scene and surrendered to authorities a short time later, police said.
Mr. Penny was treated at the scene by Riverhead ambulance volunteers and transported via police helicopter to Stony Brook University Medical Center for treatment of a stab wound to the chest and a laceration to his left hand.
Mr. Doroski was charged with second degree assault and held for arraignment, police said.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and witnesses are asked to call detectives at 631-727-4500 ext. 332.