Drunk Driver in fiery Lindenhurst crash left the scene

A drunk driver of a Mercedes vehicle burst into ferocious flames just after crashing into a home and then a utility pole in Lindenhurst (new york).

A police officers responding to the scene said the drivers car smashed into a house before ramming it into a Long Island Power Authory (LIPA) pole at about 2:55am.  The driver, Donta L. Riddick, 26, of Bay Shore, was rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with injuries.

LIPA sent a crew to make repairs, and Park Avenue was closed between Montauk Highway and East Hoffman Avenue until about 6 a.m. as the crash was investigated, the Lindenhurst Fire Department put out the fire and repairs were made.

Riddick faces charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident and unlawful possession of marijuana.

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