COPIAGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Police have arrested a Long Island man for driving with more than two dozen license suspensions after a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian.
Suffolk County police say 36-year-old Richard Turner of Massapequa was driving on Sunrise Highway in Copiague around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when he struck a pedestrian, Fausto Rodriguez. The 38-year-old Rodriguez, of Copiague, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
A police investigation determined that Turner had 30 license suspensions. He's been charged with a felony, aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
Turner is being held overnight pending a court hearing on Friday. It wasn't immediately known if he's represented by a lawyer.
An investigation is continuing.