The Nassau County Police report the arrest of a New Jersey man for Driving While Intoxicated on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:25 A.M. in Woodbury.
According to police, the defendant Jeffrey Rausa, 43, of 38 Anchorage Boulevard, Bayville, NJ was driving southwest on Woodbury Road when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a telephone pole before coming to rest in a ditch. Nassau County Emergency Services Officers rescued the defendant from the car before air-lifting him to an area hospital for treatment for his non-life threatening injuries. A passenger in the car, a 32 year old male from New Jersey was transported to an area hospital for treatment for a minor wrist injury.
Rausa is charged with Assault 2nd degree, Reckless Endangerment 2nd degree and Driving While Intoxicated. He will have a bedside arraignment as soon as practical.