Long Island motorcyclist charged with DWI; wife dies

WEST ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island man was charged with driving while intoxicated after a motorcycle crash that killed his wife.

Authorities say the 26-year-old man was riding his Kawasaki just after midnight Sunday on a highway in West Islip when he lost control.

His wife was a passenger on the bike and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Hospital in West Islip where she was pronounced dead. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say the Bay Shore man was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated.

The motorcycle was impounded for a safety check.