CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (PIX11)—A Long Island man was arrested and charged with DWI after police say he mowed down a pedestrian while driving the family minivan. Authorities say his 10-year-old brother was in the backseat at the time of the incident.
According to authorities, 20-year-old Leonard Hoppie of Central Islip was charged aggravated DWI under Leandra's law and endangering the welfare of a child, among other charges.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene by responding EMS. The victim's identity wasn't immediately known. No other injuries were reported.
Following Hoppie's arrest, the 10-year-old boy was released into the custody of a family member, police said.
Hoppie was arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in Central Islip where he was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail.
The victim, who police are still trying to identify, is described as a Hispanic male in his 20s last seen wearing a black hoodie. Anyone who saw the incident or may have information in identifying the man, is urged to call the Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.