Map Interactive local COVID-19 tracker
Contact Us
Nassau Daily Voice serves Glen Cove, Hempstead, Long Beach, North Hempstead & Oyster Bay
Return to your home site

Menu

Nassau Daily Voice serves Glen Cove, Hempstead, Long Beach, North Hempstead & Oyster Bay

Nearby Towns

  • Suffolk
    serves Babylon, Brookhaven, Huntington, Islip, North Fork, Riverhead, Smithtown & The Hamptons
Breaking News: One Dead, Two Injured, Person Of Interest ID'd In LI Stop & Shop Shooting
Police & Fire

Wrong-Way Driver On Long Island Expressway Service Road Charged With DWI

A Long Island man was arrested for driving the wrong way on the LIE service road.
A Long Island man was arrested for driving the wrong way on the LIE service road. Photo Credit: Pixabay/fsHH

A man driving the wrong way on the service road of the Long Island Expressway was allegedly drunk when he was stopped by officers overnight, police said.

An officer from the Suffolk County Police Department was driving westbound on the Long Island Expressway, near exit 53 in Brentwood, when he saw a 2002 Ford Explorer traveling westbound on Express Drive South at approximately 3:15 a.m. on Thursday, March 18.

Police said that the officer drove his squad car onto Express Drive South traveling east with lights and siren activated, approached the westbound Ford, and brought it to a stop.

During the subsequent stop, it was determined that the driver, Brentwood resident Rafael Flores-Murcia, was under the influence, and he was arrested for alleged impaired driving.

Flores-Murcia, age 30, was taken into custody without incident and charged with driving while intoxicated. He was held overnight and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Thursday. 

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Nassau Daily Voice!

Serves Glen Cove, Hempstead, Long Beach, North Hempstead & Oyster Bay

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.