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Wantagh DWI driver winds up in creek

Posted on Jan 17, 2012
A drunken driver crashed his jeep into a creek alongside the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway Monday evening in Seaford, according to police.

Richie Walker, 42, of St. Regis Street in Wantagh, drove his maroon 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee into the creek bed just off the southern end of the expressway—off the exit ramp to Merrick Road, Nassau County police said.

The crash occurred at about 7:30 p.m. Walker was treated at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow and released into police custody, where he was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, police said.

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