Levittown Man Charged With Fatal DWI Crash

A man has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk when Nassau County police said he struck and killed an 81-year-old man in Levittown early Tuesday morning.

James Taggart of Levittown was driving his Chevrolet Geo Prism on Hempstead Turnpike when he hit Robert Chapman Sr., who was walking southbound across the roadway just west of Gardiners Avenue at 5:45 a.m., police said.

The victim was pronounced at scene.

Homicide Squad detectives impounded the suspect’s vehicle for safety inspections while the investigation is continuing.

Taggart was charged with driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Hempstead.