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Robert Fornasier, 63, killed in pedestrian collision with alleged drunk driver James Fitzpatrick, 37, on Suffolk Avenue in Central Islip, New York

Modified Date: 
Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:54am
Accident Date: 
Friday, November 13, 2015

EMS Dispatcher Hits, Kills Man While Driving Drunk on Long Island: Police

An emergency dispatcher is facing DWI charges after police say he struck and killed a pedestrian on Long Island while driving drunk. The Suffolk County Police Department confirmed that he is a dispatcher for the Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. James Fitzpatrick, 37, was driving a 2015 Chevrolet Colorado westbound on Suffolk Avenue in Central Islip when he allegedly struck Robert Fornasier just before 12:15 a.m. Fitzpatrick was scheduled to be arraigned in Central Islip Friday. Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly drunk at the time of the fatal strike, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

People Involved: 
Robert Fornasier
James Fitzpatrick
Suffolk Avenue


This guy should be fired, how can he keep his job

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