Calls made to 911 started coming in at around 4 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 28, with reports of a vehicle driving the wrong way on the Meadowbrook State Parkway in Hempstead.
Callers reported the driver was heading southbound in the northbound lanes, approaching the Ocean Parkway.
Troopers quickly responded and were able to safely stop the vehicle on the Ocean Parkway, police said.
The 24-year-old driver, Brandon Garzon, of Patchogue, was found to be intoxicated, with testing revealing a blood alcohol content of 0.14 percent, according to police.
He was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Garzon and a 31-year-old passenger, Jonathan Escobar, of Las Vegas, were also found to be in possession of numerous drugs, including cocaine, LSD, and Oxycodone, police said.
Both men were charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor drug crimes, including criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
Garzon and Escobar were arraigned at Nassau County 1st District Court on Monday, Aug. 29.
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