According to News 12 Long Island, two drivers who were arrested following a wrong-way DWI crash in Rockville Centre appeared before a judge Sunday. The crash happened on Merrick Road shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday. Police say 34-year-old Peter Serra, of Oceanside, was heading west in the eastbound lanes in his SUV near Windsor Avenue. Serra crashed into a car driven by 38-year-old Melody Thompson, of Valley Stream, who was headed east with two passengers in her vehicle.
According to the police both drivers were taken into custody at the scene. Serra is facing charges of vehicular assault, reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. Thompson is being charged with driving while intoxicated as well.
The two passengers in Thompson's vehicle were seriously injured in the crash and hospitalized. Police said a 30-year-old woman sitting in the front passenger seat was in critical condition for multiple leg fractures and head trauma. A 29-year-old woman in the back seat fractured her left arm and sustained head trauma, cops said. She is eportedly listed in serious condition.
Serra and Thompson were arraigned in a Hempstead court Sunday.
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