Selden Man Charged With Hit-and-run Boat Crash

A Selden man has been arrested for allegedly crashing a boat into rocks in Patchogue and fleeing the scene, leaving behind an injured woman over the holiday weekend, Suffolk County police said.

Mark Tricarico surrendered Thursday to Fifth Precinct officers, who charged him with leaving the scene of a boating accident involving injury.

Police said the 31-year-old man was behind the wheel of a 23-foot Sea Ray boat when he crashed into the west jetty at the entrance of the Patchogue River at 9:20 p.m. Sunday.

A 29-year-old Farmingdale woman who was on the boat was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses had reportedly told investigators that up to seven people were on the boat at the time and fled, but when authorities found some of them nearby the crash scene, none were cooperative, police have said.

Tricarico will be arraigned at a later date.