Both drivers arrested after crash next to airport

Both drivers arrested after crash next to airport

Suffolk County police car. File photo

Two drivers have been charged with driving while impaired after an early Sunday morning crash that sent both of them to the hospital.

The allegedly drunken drivers collided on Smithtown Avenue in Ronkonkoma at about 3 a.m. According to the Suffolk County Police Department, 22-year-old Bohemia resident Thomas Boyer, who had been driving south on the road, crossed into the northbound lane in his 1997 Toyota and struck a 2001 Dodge.

Boyer was charged with driving while impaired by drugs and alcohol, police said, while the driver of the Dodge, 46-year-old Selden resident Timothy Miller, was charged with driving while intoxicated.

Police said both men were treated for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries at Stony Brook University Hospital after the crash, which occurred between Marconi Avenue and Lakeland Avenue, adjacent to MacArthur Airport. They were to be arraigned at a later date.

Police impounded both the Toyota and the Dodge. The 5th Squad is investigating the two-car crash.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the squad at 631-854-8552.