A Levittown man was arrested on Friday
after police said he fled the scene of a car accident that he caused in
Holbrook on Sunrise Highway.
James Byrnes, 26, was
driving a 1999 Infiniti and speeding eastbound on Sunrise Hwy. when he crashed
into a 44-year-old East Islip woman driving a Nissan Pathfinder at 12:06 p.m. Friday.
The woman’s car flipped over several times and she was sent to a nearby
hospital with minor injuries, according to police.
Witnesses saw the Infiniti was
traveling at a fast rate of speed and called 911. Police said that officer
Matthew Dewitt then spotted Byrnes traveling southbound on the
William Floyd Parkway. Dewitt pulled Byrnes over and found controlled
substances on him, according to police.
Byrnes is being charged with first
degree operating a motor vehicle impaired by drugs and leaving injury accident,