Sayville Man Arrested In DWI Wrong-Way Crash

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Sayville Man was arrested for DWI Saturday evening in yet another wrong-way crash on Long Island.

Suffolk County police said they arrested 40-year-old Scott Coutts, who was driving eastbound on the westbound lanes of the Sunrise Highway Service Road in Bohemia.

Authorities said Coutts — in his 1987 Buick Skyhawk — struck an SUV stopped at a red light. He then proceeded to turn his car around — heading in the correct direction — and hit a pick-up truck on the service road before running into a snow bank.

There were no serious injuries in the accidents. Coutts has been charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

The latest incident comes on the heels of New York transportation officials announcing they would check all 450 entrance and exit ramps at trouble spots along the Northern State Parkway, Sunrise Highway and Southern State Parkway.

Officials said they hoped to have the checks completed by the spring.

  • simplysaid

    How about mandatory jail time for a DWI …. just like the hand gun laws? Maybe that would save lives?

  • Tina

    This man is an idiot. He has been a dead beat for a long time. This is no surprise that eventually something would happen to him. I am just happy that there was no serious injury to the innocent bystanders in this latest incident.

  • DanTe

    Just poison all the liquor already. Use a poison that requires high dosage to activate. Kill off these murderous drunkards instead of waiting for them to kill a human.

  • CT

    Good thing no one is hurt. Who knows what kind of mayhem this DWI can lead to.

  • pogo the clown

    What is up with all this wrong way driving? How freaking tanked to you have to be pull something like this latest moron did? I guess the concept of “responsible drinking” is out the window. Legislators will say we need to lower the legal limit from 0.08, but I think we all know this is NOT the answer. We need to look elsewhere – but where, I do not know :(

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