SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Long Island man has been arrested on a drunken-driving charge after a crash that killed the driver of the other car.
The accident happened just before 4 a.m. Saturday in Smithtown.
Suffolk County police say 54-year-old Thomas Stavola, of Setauket, was driving an Audi northbound when he struck a Mercedes going westbound.
The driver of the Mercedes, 45-year-old Monica Peterman, of Middle Island, was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Stavola was treated for minor injuries.
He was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated.
Stavola is scheduled to be arraigned in First District Court in Central Islip on Sunday.
No information on a lawyer for Stavola was available.