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UPDATE: Felony DWI Charge Follows Tuesday Afternoon Crash

Riverhead man charged with felony DWI.

Update, 10:40 p.m.: Southold Town Police said a Riverhead man was charged with felony DWI after it was determined he was driving drunk when he struck a North Fork Sanitation garbage truck on Route 25 in Laurel on Tuesday afternoon.

According to police, 67-year-old Tomasz Myskow was driving a cargo van when it was involved in an accident with a garbage truck. Myskow was transported to Eastern Long Island Hospital, as was the passenger in the van. Police did not mention whether or not anyone in the sanitation truck was transported to the hospital.

Mysko was charged with felony DWI, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.

Original story: One man was airlifted to Stony Brook University hospital and another was sent to Eastern Long Island Hospital after a cargo van collided with a sanitation truck on Route 25 shortly before 2:30 p.m. in Laurel Tuesday afternoon.

The accident occurred just west of Bray Avenue. Police shut down the road and detoured traffic in both directions. Westbound traffic was detoured down Bray Avenue, and eastbound traffic north on Aldrich Lane.

According to Mattituck Fire Department Chief Eric Haas, the truck – owned by North Fork Sanitation – was attempting to turn on Main Road when the collision occurred.

The two men in the cargo van were hospitalized.

Members of the Mattituck and Cutchogue Fire Departments and Southold Town Police responded to the scene.

Mike Burke January 16, 2013 at 12:52 AM
I am sure you will be missed as well as your comments.Good luck to you in your next community as well as to your new neighbors.
BOB PALADIN January 16, 2013 at 02:09 AM
Mike as a former hi level person in enforcement i find mayberry here a far cry from what hi taxed citizens deserve and in most municipalities obtain. special interests rule this town and i dont need to be be part of it
JJB January 16, 2013 at 02:36 AM
Why is it that the truck collided with the van? And not that the van collided with the truck
valerie January 16, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Well, from the pictures taken it looks as if the sanitation truck was turning right and the van decided to go around the sanitation truck on the RIGHT TOO! To me its definitely the van that hit the truck...(2x's the legal limit scary)!!!!!!
Joseph Pinciaro (Editor) January 16, 2013 at 03:46 AM
Good point JJB, thanks for pointing out. - Joe
Eva June Roberts-Vazquez January 16, 2013 at 02:20 PM
I'm curious. If the driver had a Spanish name, and as here it was indicated he was unlicensed, I'd be reading comments here about "illegal aliens" But in this case, the name of the driver is not Spanish, and no comments about "illegal aliens" Just pointing out that there's a definite anti-Hispanic, anti-Latino sentiment, which goes beyond the matter of legal status. Could it be that it that many Latino people simply don't look "White" nor "Black" and so are being judged on their appearance along. MLK said to judge people by their character, not by the color of someone's skin.
Eva June Roberts-Vazquez January 16, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Sorry for typos above.
BOB PALADIN January 16, 2013 at 02:29 PM
i figure the cost of the airlift had be 200k all told with labor, fuel, police presence, .. who pays for it obamacare, nope .... its your taxes, your local govie etc because if the operator had no license, is a lush and a danger in the early afternoon, then it stands to reason he has no ability to pay us back...and Mike..i would stay in laurel and run for office to get these roads safe but i have responsibilities to my employees to earn real money not take from the $ people,,
BOB PALADIN January 16, 2013 at 02:35 PM
eva the only illegal aliens i know of are the one s in the govie report from Tau Ceti 3 in 1969. they brought some nice new technology with them. yes and they look like all of us and are among us do not bring race into this ,,,
JRB January 16, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Bob you must not be too busy running this business of yours if you sit on patch all day and comment. just an observation....
BOB PALADIN January 16, 2013 at 10:16 PM
jrb technology has its advantages . while we are in brooklyn and other devastated areas we get patch emails sent to our private phone email accounts. we need a good 'hoot' to break up the 'heartbreak' of having to tell a family that their house Must come down and a lifetime of memories with it. now of course the biggest problem on pbb water fronters was their desire to build a lousy wall when others were losing their homes well you can see why i have very little respect for the neighbors on pbb...
BOB PALADIN January 16, 2013 at 10:36 PM
jrb yup i was home yesterday with the traffic mess because i was going over a contract with a huge engineering firm to hire 100 locals here and get paid well by FEMA @50 and hour to join us as temps in the clean up efforts. but alas another Long Island firm underbid me will pay the workers 40 an hour and make the new workers pay for there own transportation and state and local taxes and ssi. the work is in inspection of homes and electric and the people now hired will come from the city i guess they had a friend in govie cause we dont so i guess its always ok to bash a guy for trying to do the right thing.. another reason why we are leaving
forward thinking January 16, 2013 at 10:48 PM
well bob think of ti this way you will pay 10.00 an hour less in taxes .hmmmmmm
BOB PALADIN January 16, 2013 at 11:56 PM
ANOTHER PERSON HEARD FROM.. WE WERE GOING TO HIRE 50 TO 100 EAST ENDERS TO AS TEMP EMPLOYEES [4 month duration] to help with the site surveys and condition reports on the homes in NYC and islip township. we bid to fema and their engineering firm and put in 50 bucks an hour per person for a 8 hr day then time and a half or 75 an hour for mandatory ot... thats a fair customary rate...we got UNDERBID by Cityots who were politically connected and are forcing the employees to work for 40 an hour but must pay their own taxes .so they got screwed.and the east end got screwed because we could not put good people to work in bad times.. yup and we all this and a lot from our little place in laurel..and we never ask for any local govie work or help wit the govie agencies casue we wont pay up
Cyn F January 17, 2013 at 12:05 AM
That's ok Bob because people on the East end don't want to work anyway.
miiils January 17, 2013 at 12:29 AM
So true, since moving out here from Westchester it is so hard finding good help or someone who will do a decent job or even work (show up) for that matter. Don't get me started on the services out here, wtf do these towns people do anyway but hand down jobs to their relatives. So over this town, besides all the drugs in the schools that they cannot control! Really? smh!
Frank T January 17, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Maybe you called the wrong people. I worked with many professionals on the east end who do great work and show up. Talk to your neighbors and get referrals. Although hunting season is a distraction for many East End workers.
miiils January 17, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Yes, the wrong people be causes they were lazy east enders. They don't hustle. Sad because I am sure there are decent ones out here like you mentioned Frank...
Janie January 17, 2013 at 06:01 PM
So, let me get this right: you're upset that people are not being racist? Stop being a cry baby.
cm January 20, 2013 at 09:26 PM
your looking for someone to work for you and they dont even show up???? Let me quess.... your not from here. Also you want a whole job done yesterday and you will pay 10.00 an hr. Lol locals know the cheap customers will drive them crazy for cheap. Not worth it. Contractors will move on to real customers. Locals stay with locals. Locals work hard. Dont know who you called. Maybe uninsured no english.
BOB PALADIN January 20, 2013 at 09:45 PM
well we signed the lease today for the new construction yard, office, will hire nyc employees again etc. We will be OUTTA MAYBERRY BY MARCH CYALL never to return NOW speed all you want, wreck the bay your green grass fertilizers, let the commercial big boats off shore to steal the fish. screw the homeowners with the bs Yellow Bag boon doogle, kill off all the deer,let places like vineyard 48 flourish... you had paradise and you screwed it up
miiils January 21, 2013 at 12:09 AM
You guessed right, not from out here and yes, maybe my standards are high ,... you said it I didn't. Also, I called non spanish speaking and let me just say that comment is an example of the small mindedness out here. Lots of "spanish speaking " people are hard workers !! These contractors builders could not function with out them! Once I hired an electrician then he left his "spanish speaking helper do the job ! There you have it! be well cm....
BOB PALADIN January 21, 2013 at 01:17 AM
val after all the roadblocks,misinformation,and lack of repect we encountered here I am more than entitled to speak . not bitter just a hell of a lot smarter
john doe January 22, 2013 at 10:11 PM
illegal aliens are raciest scum that should be escorted back to there dirt lands
Oldvet January 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Thank the Good Lord!
Oldvet January 22, 2013 at 11:19 PM
You'll probably get the first violation then complain about the police officer.
Oldvet January 22, 2013 at 11:21 PM
High level? LOL
Oldvet January 22, 2013 at 11:25 PM
Please go back to Westchester. I'm sure the quality of life is better. (cough cough)
Robert T Kettenbeil January 27, 2013 at 06:27 PM
Just a quick note to chief Erik haas before you speak to the press get your story straight first. As the driver of the garbage truck I was trying to turn into country time cycle to service their dumpster not turn onto the main road. And be careful who you talk to at the scene because the one guy was my boss and he has alot more truck driving knowledge than you can ever imagine to have. Sincerely , Robert Kettenbeil
Joan April 02, 2013 at 04:57 AM
john doe From your post we can tell that you are highly educated therefore you should know everything that there is to know about raciest (sic) scum. You should have stayed in school.

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