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Police: 11-Year-Old Taken to Hospital After Crash, Father Charged With DWI

Philip Briguglio, 50, is charged with felony DWI, police say.

A Bayville man was drunk when he crashed his Lexus into a utility pole in Syosset Friday night while his son was a passenger in the car, police said. 

Philip Briguglio, 50, is charged with aggravated DWI with a child passenger–a felony under Leandra's Law–and DWI. 

The crash occurred at Cold Spring Road and South Woods Road around 9:30 p.m., police said. 

Officers who responded to the crash noticed a "strong odor of alcoholic beverage" from Briguglio, police said. 

Briguglio was also unsteady on his feet and failed sobriety tests at the scene, police said. 

Briguglio's 11-year-old son in the car complained of pain following the crash and was taken to the hospital for evaluation and was later released, police said. 

Briguglio will be arraigned on Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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Jen Hartman June 14, 2014 at 09:11 AM
What is wrong with people??? I can't believe how many selfish morons do this! Your drink can wait, think about your children, they're not replaceable.
John Smith June 14, 2014 at 09:40 AM
So When is Farmingdale starting the fundraisers for this family?
CAPICU June 14, 2014 at 04:14 PM
No Happy Father's Day for you today.For being unsteady on his feet he was sent to the back seat and the strong odor of alcohol will surely send him to the hole.

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