An alleged drunken was arrested following a crash that seriously injured another driver in Coram early Thursday morning, Suffolk County police said.

Barbara Nitti, 27, was driving a Ford sedan westbound on Route 25 when her vehicle crossed into the opposite lane of traffic and struck a car near the corner of Old Middle Country Road at 1:30 a.m., police said.

The driver of that car, 68-year-old Lillian Fernandez, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. Nitti was taken to the same hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Both women are from Coram.

Nitti was charged with driving while intoxicated. She will be arraigned once she is released from the hospital.

Sixth Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8652.


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