MELVILLE, New York — A Long Island man has been arrested on a drunken driving charge following an accident that killed his passenger.
Suffolk County Police say 27-year-old Daniel Moreira, of Deer Park was driving westbound on the Long Island Expressway in Melville at about 3:45 a.m. Sunday when he struck the rear of another vehicle.
Police say Moreira's passenger, 25-year-old Ismelda Rodriguez, of Brentwood, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
Police say Moreira, who was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated. He's to be arraigned at a later date. It wasn't clear if he had a lawyer.