New York driver charged with DUI after crashing into five Boy Scouts

New York man Thomas Murphy, 59, has been charge with a DWI after he crashed into a group of Boy Scouts on Sunday afternoon

New York man Thomas Murphy, 59, has been charge with a DWI after he crashed into a group of Boy Scouts on Sunday afternoon

New York man Thomas Murphy, 59, has been charge with a DWI after he crashed into a group of Boy Scouts on Sunday afternoon

A New York man has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after he crashed into a group of Boy Scots walking on the side of the road.

Thomas Murphy, 59, was driving in Manorville, New York when he lost control of his vehicle and rammed into five boys walking along the shoulder of the road on Sunday. 

All the boys – between 12 and 16 years old – were immediately taken to the hospital, one in critical condition as of Sunday afternoon.

Suffolk County Police say the boys were walking north and Murphy’s 2016 Mercedes barreled into them from the southbound side, according to ABC. 

One child was transported by helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital in Brookhaven, New York to treat his injuries. 

Police have not revealed the nature of the injuries.  

The five boys - aged 12 to 16 - were walking north when Murphy crashed into them from the southbound side of David Terry Road in his 2016 Mercedes at 1.55pm on Sunday 

The five boys - aged 12 to 16 - were walking north when Murphy crashed into them from the southbound side of David Terry Road in his 2016 Mercedes at 1.55pm on Sunday 

The five boys – aged 12 to 16 – were walking north when Murphy crashed into them from the southbound side of David Terry Road in his 2016 Mercedes at 1.55pm on Sunday 

Murphy, of Holbrook, was jailed overnight and will appear in court on Monday 

Murphy, of Holbrook, was jailed overnight and will appear in court on Monday 

Murphy, of Holbrook, was jailed overnight and will appear in court on Monday 

The boys belonged to Boy Scout Troop 161 of Shoreham, police said.  According to the Troop 161 website, the boys were returning from a Troop Day Hike along the Greenbelt Trail in Manorville that ended at 1pm.  

Murphy, of Holbrook, was arrested and charged with the DWI following the crash on David Terry Road at 1.55pm.

He was held overnight at the Seventh Precinct jail and will appear in court on Monday. 

Detectives are pleading for witnesses to call the Major Case Unit at 631-852-6555 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220 TIPS.

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