Ten days after he was involved in a DWI crash that led to to the death of a Vineyard farmhand in Greenport, John Costello is expected to be arraigned in Southold Town Justice Court Tuesday morning.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said Mr. Costello will be formally charged with one count of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. He could still face additional charges at a later date.
Mr. Costello consented to a blood test to determine his blood alcohol levels while being treated at Eastern Long Island Hospital in Greenport for injuries sustained in the Dec. 5 crash, which led to the death of Bartolone Miguel, 32, of Peconic, according to a police report. Those results have not yet been released.
Southold Police Chief Martin Flatley said last week that the misdemeanor DWI charge Mr. Costello is currently facing could be upgraded once the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office receives the results of the blood test.
Mr. Costello previously posted $250 bail from Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he was transferred for further treatment of his injuries.