West Hempstead Man Arrested for DWAI; Struck Several Vehicles, Ended up Front Lawn of Residence
Published on January 20, 2014 · Filed Under Crime
by Dana Klosner
(Hempstead, NY) A West Hempstead man was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs after hitting several parked cars, a moving car and finally ending up on the front lawn of a residence on January 18 at 5:40p.m. in West Hempstead.
According to officers, 9-1-1 began receiving calls for a vehicle driven by Leonard Dunne, 47, that had been involved in numerous auto accidents with parked vehicles and a moving vehicle on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square. NewsLI.com file photo by Christopher Boyle.
According to officers, 9-1-1 began receiving calls for a vehicle that had been involved in numerous auto accidents with parked vehicles and a moving vehicle on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square.
The operator, Leonard Dunne, 47, of West Hempstead, who was the sole occupant and driver of his vehicle, a 2001 Dodge Dakota, continued on failing to stop and report the incidents.
Dunne, who turned off of Hempstead Turnpike, was traveling southbound on Nassau Boulevard striking several more parked vehicles and ended up on the front lawn of a residence near the intersection of Nassau Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue.
Upon police arrival it was determined that Dunne was in an intoxicated condition, was placed into custody and transported by ambulance to an area hospital where he was admitted for a broken nose and facial lacerations.
Dunne, who was involved in six reported accidents was the only person requiring medical attention.
Dunne is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree, Driving While Ability Impaired Drugs, two counts of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting, Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Uninspected Motor Vehicle, Unregistered Motor Vehicle, and Uninsured Motor Vehicle.
He will be arraigned as soon as medically practical.