DA: Drunk Driver Who Killed Motorcyclist In Crash Indicted

A Melville man was indicted last week on charges for allegedly driving drunk, killing a motorcyclist in a crash and then leaving the scene of the accident in East Farmingdale earlier this year.

Photo/Suffolk County Police Department Edward Okon

Photo/Suffolk County Police Department
Edward Okon

  Edward Okon, 49, was indicted Oct. 5 on charges of second-degree vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He pled not guilty at his arraignment, and was held on $100,000 bond.

  Robert Clifford, spokesman for Suffolk district attorney Thomas Spota, previously said that Okon admitted to officers he had a “few beers at a party in West Islip.”

 Suffolk police said that Okon was drunk and driving a 2012 Ford F-150 pickup truck northbound on Wellwood Avenue on July 23. Meanwhile, Thomasz Myszke, 39, of Copiague, was traveling southbound in his 2003 Suzuki motorcycle. As Okon made a left onto Conklin Street, police said, the two vehicles collided at around 11:15 p.m. Myszke was pronounced dead at the scene.