NEW YORK (AP) – Police say a Long Island man whose car was outfitted with an anti-drunken-driving device rented another car and crashed it while intoxicated.

Suffolk County police say the 27-year-old driver is being treated for multiple injuries after the wreck around 6 a.m. Sunday in Brentwood. The hospital doesn’t have an immediate update on his condition.

Police say the driver agreed after a previous DWI conviction to have his car equipped with an ignition interlock device. The “blow and go” technology tests for alcohol in a driver’s breath before letting the car start.

It’s unclear when he acquired the rental car, which had no such device. Police say he lost control of that car and hit a utility pole.

Police say he is expected to be arraigned on a DWI charge.

No telephone number could be found for the driver.


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