Dad Accused of Drunk Driving After Crashing Van With Daughters, Ages 5 and 6, Inside

A Long Island man was charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed his van with his young daughters inside, Suffolk County police said.

Joscelyn Wilson, 52, was driving a 2005 Chevrolet van southbound near Gordon Avenue in West Babylon when he allegedly struck the back of a 2003 Ford pickup truck around 7:20 p.m., police said. His two daughters, ages 5 and 6, were in the van at the time of the crash.

Authorities said the children and their father were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. They were expected to survive their injuries.

The driver of the pickup truck, Noel Jimenez Gutierrez, 30, was treated at the same hospital for minor injuries, police said.

Wilson was charged with two counts of driving while intoxicated wth a child passenger 15 years old or younger, two counts of endangering child welfare and driving while intoxicated.

It wasn't clear whether Wilson had a lawyer.

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