Man Driving While Intoxicated Rescued by Good Samaritan Before Car Catches Fire

BRENTWOOD – Eastbound Long Island Expressway, near Exit 55,

Date/Time: Friday, October 18, 2013 at approximately 2 a.m.

Suffolk County Police today arrested a man for driving while intoxicated after he crashed into tree and was rescued from fire by a Good Samaritan.

John Boisseau was driving a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer eastbound on the Long Island Expressway when he lost control of his vehicle, veered off the road and struck a tree near exit 55 in Brentwood at approximately 2 a.m.  Boisseau, 37, of Lookout Drive, Sound Beach, was ejected from the vehicle and landed beneath it.  Alex Mitchell, who was also traveling eastbound, saw the crash, pulled over and moved Boisseau away from the Chevrolet just before it caught on fire.  The vehicle became fully engulfed and was extinguished by members of the East Brentwood Fire Department.

Mitchell, 37, of Ozone Park, was not injured.  Boisseau was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.  He was charged with Driving While Intoxicated.

Case Number: MK-0515