A school crossing guard pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Thursday — a day after being arrested for driving while intoxicated shortly after finishing her shift.
Police said they received a 911 call about a possible drunk driver in the parking lot of a Waldbaums on South Sunrise Service Road in Patchogue.
A 79-year-old New Jersey crossing guard in the middle of doing his job suffered first-degree burns on his face, after he said an angry woman threw hot coffee at him.
Amar Diarrassouba, 6, was walking to school with his 9-year-old brother when he was struck. They were in the First Avenue crosswalk when he was hit by the truck as it turned from East 117th Street, police said.
Amar Diarrassouba was hit and killed by a tractor-trailer Thursday while walking to P.S. 155 with his older brother, police said.
There were hugs and tears among those who knew the boy who was killed. “I didn’t see him get hit but the way he was laying on that street shouldn’t have happened,” said bystander Michelle Jackson.