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Alleged Wrong-Way Driver Charged with DWI

Alleged Wrong-Way Driver Charged with DWI

Oakdale (WALK) - A West Babylon man is due in court today to face drunk driving charges after he was allegedly caught going the wrong way on Sunrise Highway early Sunday.

Charles Falco, 50, was spotted just after midnight, traveling east in the westbound lanes near Connetquot Avenue in Islip Terrace, according to police. Investigators say a Suffolk highway patrolman followed Falco for more than a mile before he was finally able to get him to stop near Oakdale-Bohemia Road in Oakdale.

No one was hurt.

Falco is scheduled to be arraigned today on charges including DWI, reckless endangerment and possession of a controlled substance.

Photo: D.V. Singer


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