Two men have been arrested for excessive speeding — one while driving drunk — on the Long Island Expressway four hours apart early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said.
In the first case, a Highway Patrol office clocked Michael Contreras speeding at more than 97 mph in his Honda Accord westbound on the LIE when he stopped in the center lane, causing other vehicles to swerve to avoid crashing into him at 3:12 a.m., police said.
When officers stopped the 27-year-old Queens man in Old Westbury, they found he had a blood alcohol content of 0.12 percent and his vehicle had a forged inspection sticker, police said.
Then at 7:16 a.m., a Highway Patrol officer clocked an eastbound Nissan Maxima speeding at more than 110 mph while swerving through traffic. Officers stopped the driver, 23-year-old Jason A Dyer of Wyandanch, in Plainview.
Dyer was found to be driving with a suspended license.
He and Contreras were both charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving and traffic violations.
Contreras was additionally charged with driving while intoxicated.
They were arraigned Sunday at First District court in Hempstead.