Queens Man Charged with DWI after Striking Construction Worker

A Queens man is facing driving while intoxicated charges after he allegedly struck a construction worker on the Northern State Parkway early Wednesday morning, New York State police said.

Andrew Rohkohl, who allegedly registered a blood alcohol level of .17 percent—twice the legal limit—was also arrested for drug possession following the accident, police said.

The 27-year-old was behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Cobalt around 3:19 a.m. when he allegedly drove through a road closure and struck the construction worker, police said.

The construction worker was transported to Huntington Hospital and treated for neck and back pain, police said.

Rohkohl was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and reckless endangerment.

Arraignment information was not provided.