Moriches Man Charged With DWI in Crash That Other Driver Fled

A Moriches man was arrested for drunken driving after his vehicle was involved in a crash with another and the second driver fled in Mastic over the weekend, Suffolk County police said.

Richard Vorraro Jr. was driving his BMW eastbound on Sunrise Highway just when his vehicle collided with a blue pickup truck east of William Floyd Parkway at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, police said.

The other driver fled the scene. The 36-year-old suspect was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue, where he was treated for non-life-threatening head and rib injuries.

Vorraro was charged with driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned at a later date.

Seventh Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information on the vehicle that fled the scene to call them at 631-852-8752 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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