Passenger injured in DWI tree crash

Passenger injured in DWI tree crash

Michael Powell mugshot from SCPD

A young man is in serious condition after the car he was riding in crashed into a tree and the driver was arrested for allegedly driving drunk.

The Suffolk County Police Department said the 2002 Subaru was going west on Sunken Meadow Road in Kings Park shortly after 3 a.m. on Sunday when driver Michael Powell, 28, lost control of the car and hit a tree, just east of the intersection with Kohr Road.

Front seat passenger Dennis Clancy, a 24-year-old Kings Park resident, was listed in serious condition at Stony Brook University Hospital, police said.

Powell, of Northport, was charged with driving while intoxicated. It was not clear whether he was hurt in the crash.

Attorney information for the suspect was not immediately available.

Police impounded the Subaru for a safety check.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact detectives at the 4th Squad at 631-854-8452.