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Lindenhurst Man Charged In DWI Crash That Injured Motorcyclist

Frederick Hoffman (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

Frederick Hoffman (Credit: Suffolk County Police)

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LINDENHURST, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Lindenhurst man has been charged with DWI after an alleged hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist Friday night.

According to Suffolk County Police, the driver of the 2013 Apollo mini-motorcycle, Richard Scheuermann, was headed northbound on North 8th Street in Lindenhurst when he collided with a 1999 GMC Safari van in front of 120 North 8th St.

The 19-year-old Scheuermann was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition with severe injuries to his leg, police said.

The driver of the van, 43-year-old Frederick Hoffman, fled the scene of the crash, according to police. But was later arrested by officers and charged with DWI and leaving the scene of an accident with serious physical injury.

Hoffman was expected to be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip Saturday. It remained unclear Saturday night if he went before a judge.

Police said both vehicles were impounded for safety checks and that the investigation is ongoing.

Detectives are urging anyone who may have witnessed the crash to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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