January 31, 2012 by GARY DYMSKI / email@example.com
An Amityville man faces a felony drunken driving charge after a trooper saw him crash his car into an embankment Friday on the Southern State Parkway in North Massapequa, State Police said.
Police said the trooper saw Shane Lewis, 29, driving a tan Nissan Maxima west on the parkway near Exit 30, Broadway, at about 8:34 p.m.
Lewis lost control, driving off the roadway into an embankment, police said.
The trooper noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage on Lewis as he interviewed him, according to a news release.
Lewis failed sobriety tests, provided a breath-analyzer reading of .25 percent, was arrested and faces a DWI charge, police said.
Police said Lewis has a previous DWI conviction in the last 10 years, making the current charge a felony.
He is scheduled to appear March 9 in First District Court in Hempstead.