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Driver Charged With DWI in Farmingdale Hit-and-run

A 25-year-old Bethpage man has been accused of drunken driving after he allegedly struck a bicyclist in Farmingdale and fled the scene early Tuesday morning.

Nassau County police said Eric Tassiello was driving his Kia southbound on Merritt Road when he struck the 44-year-old victim from behind at 5:50 a.m.

Tassiello left the scene but was apprehended shortly later, police said.


The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was admitted in serious condition.

Tassiello was charged with vehicular assault, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while intoxicated.

He will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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