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Drunk Pickup Truck Driver With Child In Car Crashes Into Jeep In Huntington, Police Say

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The drunk motorist who was driving in a pickup truck with a child aboard crashed into a Jeep, injuring two in Huntington, Suffolk County Police say.

Gene Hamid was driving a 1994 Dodge Dakota northbound on Clinton Avenue with his 13-year-old nephew inside when the vehicle crashed into a 2019 Jeep Cherokee traveling eastbound on Gerard Street at approximately 3:50 p.m. Friday, July 5, said police.

Two of the four occupants of the Jeep sustained minor injuries, and were transported to Huntington Hospital for treatment.

Hamid and his nephew were not injured. Hamid was arrested at the scene at approximately 4:45 p.m, said police. The 13-year-old was released to the custody of a family member. The Dodge Dakota was impounded.

Second Squad detectives charged Hamid, 60, of Huntington Station, with driving while intoxicated, aggravated driving while intoxicated with a child passenger 15 years old or younger (Leandra’s Law), and Endangering the welfare of a child. Hamid is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday, July 6.

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