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    Drunk Driver Mows Into Group of Boy Scouts on LI: Police

    A drunk driver plowed into a group of Boy Scouts who were walking down a Long Island street, sending five of them to the hospital, police say. Wale Aliyu reports. (Published Monday, Oct. 1, 2018)

    What to Know

    • A car struck a group of Boy Scouts walking down a Long Island road

    • Five of the boys were hospitalized for their injuries

    • The boys were walking down a street in Manorville near Robert Cushman Murphy County Park

    A drunk driver plowed into a group of Boy Scouts who were walking down a Long Island street, sending five of them to the hospital, police said. 

    One of the boys was critically injured, Suffolk County police said. The victims ranged in age from 12 to 16. 

    Thomas Murphy, 59, was charged with driving while intoxicated. 

    Police say he was driving a 2016 Mercedes when he struck the boys from Troop 161 who were walking northbound along David Terry Road in Manorville just before 2 p.m. 

    5 Boy Scouts Hit By SUV on Long Island

    [NY] 5 Boy Scouts Hit By SUV on Long Island

    Five Boy Scouts were rushed to hospitals after they were struck by an SUV in Manorville, police say. Wale Aliyu reports.

    (Published Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018)

    Five of them were taken to local hospitals, police said. The conditions of the other four weren't released. 

    The scouts were on a retreat. They were struck near Robert Cushman Murphy County Park. 

    The neighborhood has several hiking trails and campgrounds for Boy Scouts. 

    Murphy, of Holbrook, was scheduled to be arraigned in Central Islip on Monday. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had an attorney. 

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