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Police: L.I. Man Charged With DWI After Car Slams Into Glen Head Home

Woman Who Was Inside The Home At The Time Of The Incident Was Not Hurt
House on Glen Cove Avenue in Glen Head that was hit by suspected drunk driver on April 30, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

House on Glen Cove Avenue in Glen Head that was hit by suspected drunk driver on April 30, 2013 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

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GLEN HEAD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after his car slammed into a home early Tuesday morning, police said.

Ricardo Medina-Baez, 41, of Long Beach, was behind the wheel of a 2005 Volkswagen when the vehicle left the road and struck a home on Glen Cove Avenue around 1 a.m., police said.

The car burst into flames and the house caught fire after the crash, police said.

Medina-Baez was taken to a hospital with a head injury. His condition is unknown.

A woman who was inside the home at the time of the incident was not hurt.

The vehicle has been impounded.

The investigation is ongoing.

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