Man Arrested for DWI in Long Island Hit-Run

A pedestrian was seriously injured in the Huntington Station crash

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013  |  Updated 1:39 PM EDT
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Man Arrested for DWI in Long Island Hit-Run

Police said Christian Piraval was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

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A man was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated in connection with a hit-and-run on Long Island that seriously injured a pedestrian, police said.

According to officials, Christian Pivaral was driving a car on New York Avenue in Huntington Station early Saturday when he hit Alexander Thomas, who was crossing the street.

Police said Pivaral fled the scene and was caught a short time later.

The extent of Thomas' injuries is unclear.

Information on an attorney for Pivaral was not immediately available.

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