Man arrested for going wrong way on LIE

James Galloway

A Dix Hills man was arrested in North Hills early Friday on drunk driving charges and for driving the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway, Nassau County Police said.

Vincent Messina, 25, was charged with reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, second-degree reckless endangerment and vehicle and traffic violation, police said.

Police said a Nassau County highway patrol officer pulled over Messina’s 2013 smart car near exit 37 after he was observed driving a in the eastbound direction on westbound lanes.

An investigation revealed Messina to be intoxicated, police said, and he was arrested without incident. No injuries were reported.

Messina was arraigned Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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