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Police: Man Drove on Parkway While on Drugs

East Northport man also had illegal drugs and a weapon in his vehicle on the Northern State, police said.

An East Northport man was arrested Friday afternoon after police discovered him allegedly driving on the Northern State Parkway while under the influence of drugs.

According to New York State police, Nicholas P. Stratienco, 24, of East Northport, was stopped by a trooper near the Commack Road exit (Exit 43) for towing a trailer on the parkway. 

Police determined Stratienco to be under the influence of drugs. They also found a billy club, an unspecified amount of marijuana and a prescription medication for which he held no prescription, police said.

Stratienco's driver's license has been suspended more than ten times on ten separate occasions for various traffic offenses, police said.

State Police charged Stratienco with criminal posession of a weapon, driving while ability impaired by drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a vehicle.

Cathy December 16, 2011 at 02:38 PM
This is an evil destructive human being that needs to be locked up , not only for this but for many other crimes committed.
Henry December 19, 2011 at 02:14 PM
Just because someone has a substance abuse program does not mean they are an 'evil destructive human being' cathy. Some people fall into a hole of addiction, and it is very difficult to escape that hole. Innocent until proven guilty, please do not talk down to individuals that you do not know or know anything about.
Cathy December 23, 2011 at 03:05 AM
Oh Henry, if only i did not know this individual, but i do and i stand by what i said. I think you do not know what you are talking about when it comes to this particular person. You sound like a very compassionte human being and for that i do commend you, but be careful not to waste that compassion on someone who hurts and lies others in our community.
Tyson December 24, 2011 at 11:52 PM
Looks like a real loser "Pig Man". I can't believe losers like this live in Northport. That is what Shirley and Mastic are for. This fat boy better not pick up the soap or he will be squilling like a pig like in the movie Deliverence..

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