Cops: Nassau County man drove drunk, airlifted after crash

Southold Town police carA Nassau County man was arrested on a DWI charge after police said he was involved in a one-car crash on Thursday night and airlifted to a hospital.

Authorities said 54-year-old John Stalzer, of Sea Cliff, was driving in Laurel on Peconic Bay Boulevard, near Wendy Drive, when he crashed into a utility pole about 7:45 p.m.

Stalzer was treated by Mattituck volunteers, then placed under arrest by police on the misdemeanor charge and transported to Stony Brook University Hospital. After he was admitted to the hospital, he was released to appear in court at a later date, police said.