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Pelham Man Charged With DWI After Wrong-Way Crash On LI Expressway

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A 41-year-old Westchester motorist who was driving the wrong way, causing a crash on the Long Island Expressway early Monday morning was drunk, according to Suffolk County Police.

John Durant of Pelham entered the eastbound LIE traveling westbound in a 2007 Nissan Murano at Wicks Road in Brentwood and was later involved in a motor vehicle crash with a 2013 Nissan Altima near exit 46 in Plainview at approximately 4 a.m. Monday, police said.

Durant, 41, of Boston Post Road, was charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless endangerment. He was admitted to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and will be arraigned at a later date.

The driver of the Altima, Fatma Parwana, 24, of Medford in Suffolk County, was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries and released, police said.

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