A Centereach man was arrested for driving while intoxicated after he was involved in a motorcycle crash that injured his passenger shorty after midnight on Saturday, Suffolk police say.
Steven Schwamb, 19, was driving a Suzuki motorcycle westbound on Jericho Turnpike when he stopped at the light on Old Willets Path in Smithtown but when the light turned green he accelerated his motorcycle and his passenger, Alyssa Bennett, fell off, police said. According to Schwamb, as Bennett was lying on the roadway, she was struck by an unknown vehicle driving westbound on Jericho Turnpike.
Bennett, 16, of Smithtown, was taken to Stony Brook University Medical Center where she was treated for a broken leg and possible broken ribs.
Schwamb was arrested for driving while intoxicated. The motorcycle was impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information on this crash to call the Fourth Squad at 631-854-8452 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS.