A Long Island man has been arrested on charges of the hit and run of a pedestrian while driving under the influence on Saturday.
According to police, Alexander Thomas, 48, of Brooklyn was walking across New York Avenue in Huntington Station at about 4:00 a.m. when he was struck by a 1997 Nissan Sentra.
The driver, Christian Pivaral, 21, of Huntington Station, fled the scene of the accident but was apprehended a short time later on New York Avenue.
Thomas was transported to Huntington Hospital where he is listed as having serious injuries.
Pivaral is charged with Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting Involving Serious Physical Injury and Driving While Intoxicated.
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