Suffolk County Police today arrested an East Islip man for driving while intoxicated after he struck two pedestrians, one fatally, in North Amityville.

Richard Hughes was driving a 2002 Lincoln Continental southbound on Route 110 in North Amityville at 5:56 a.m. when his vehicle struck two pedestrians near Ritter Avenue. The female pedestrian, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. The male pedestrian, who is unidentified, was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow where he was listed in critical condition.

Hughes, 49, of 13 Court St., was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and will be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip tomorrow.

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